Image from TERRA
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:03 EDT

More than 400 miles above Earth, a satellite the size of a school bus is earning its frequent flyer miles. On Oct. 6, NASA’s Terra completed 100,000 orbits around Earth. Terra, which launched Dec. 18, 1999, is projected to continue operation into the 2020s.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:33 EDT

NASA's MISR instrument captures Hurricane Florence just off the East Coast. Data from two of its nine cameras is combined to show the storm in 3D

Image from TERRA
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:33 EDT

For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are targeting areas identified by a NASA-supported project that precisely forecasts high-risk regions based on environmental conditions observed from space.

Mrs. Tassia Owen

Tassia 2015 HeadshotSenior Communications Specialist
Terra Education and Outreach

Global Science and Technology
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 971-533-6543
Email: tassia.owen at nasa.gov

 


Tassia Owen is a senior communications specialist on contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through Global Science and Technology, serving the Terra Mission, NASA’s flagship Earth Observing Satellite.  In this position, she is able to combine her background in writing and education to foster better understanding of Earth science. Owen also is the managing editor and writer of Earth Observatory for Kids, a syndicate publication of NASA Earth Observatory. Owen previously worked as part of the Aura education and public outreach team and as part of the Landsat education and public outreach team for the launch of Landsat 8.

Owen has worked in education and outreach in a number of capacities, as the content manager for a physics outreach website and as a classroom teacher and museum educator. Owen is a certified science and English teacher, having taught both middle and high school classes.

Owen is also holds a Masters of Science in Geoscience from Mississippi State University.