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Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:00 EST

Farmers, researchers, meteorologists and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture, thanks to a new tool developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in collaboration with NASA and George Mason University.

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Thu, 04 Feb 2021 10:00 EST

NASA satellite data helps people maintain thousands of freshwater pumps by highlighting places in Africa most at-risk for drought.

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Thu, 05 Nov 2020 13:05 EST

Annapolis, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia; and Miami were originally built and mapped to provide enough protection against flooding, but sea level rise has caused that buffer to shrink.

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.