Image from TERRA
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:51 EST

The state of New South Wales (NSW) in south eastern Australia is continuing to experience devastating bushfires due to the dry tinder-like atmosphere in the territory: high winds, dry lightning and continuing heat.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:56 EST

Smoke billows from the scores of bushfires on Australia east coast in this image captured by NASA's Terra satellite on Nov. 08, 2019, using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:03 EST

The Earth-observing mission ECOSTRESS reveals how the massive rainforest fires this past August spread in dry areas visible only to this specialized sensor.

Mrs. Tassia Owen

Senior Communications Specialist
Terra Education and Outreach

Global Science and Technology
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD

Email: tassia.owen@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.