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Secretary Salazar to Visit Ball Aerospace, Highlight Interior's Role in Space-Based Science
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BOULDER, CO — On Monday, March 21st, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle, U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt and NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati will tour the Ball Aerospace Boulder Campus to discuss the future of the Landsat program and view the progress of the Operational Land Imager (OLI) instrument, the primary sensor for the next Landsat Earth imaging satellite, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission.
Following the tour, Secretary Salazar and Ball Aerospace President and CEO David Taylor will join students from Skyline High School, a state of the art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school, for a discussion on the importance of science and innovation in the classroom.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
David L. Taylor, President and CEO, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Marcia McNutt, Director, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Waleed Abdalati, Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Landsat Event at Ball Aerospace
Monday, March 21st, 2011
11:15am Science and Innovation Discussion with students
12:00pm Media Availability
Ball Aerospace Boulder Campus
1600 Commerce Street
Boulder, CO 80301
*please meet at bldg RA-7 Tuskegee Conf. Ctr.
*Campus map for Ball Aerospace can be found here
Media planning to attend, please contact Roz Brown (email@example.com) at 303-533-6059 for badges.