Earth Day: Eight Ways Scientists Use Space to Protect Our Planet

From small satellites to the International Space Station, the new frontier for studying our planet is miles above it.

How Satellites Predict Wildfire Spread

Coast Guard Launches First Satellites to Aid in Arctic Rescue

How Much is Carbon Dioxide Affecting Our Planet? NASA’s New Space Instrument Aims to Find Out.

Viewing the Environmental Impact of US Wildfires from Above

A New Generation of Small Satellites Capture Hurricane Sally from Space

Uncovering the Mystery of the Aurora Borealis

Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect Earth from Asteroids

The International Space Station Adds a Powerful New Camera to Study Earth’s Glow

We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise.