Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Salazar, Berry and Johnson Kick off Week of Federal Activities Honoring Veterans
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The United States Navy Band, headquartered at the Navy Yard, Washington D.C., performs at the kickoff event to honor veterans. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
The Military District of Washington Joint Services Color Guard does the Presentation of the Colors. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar gives opening remarks at the joint veterans day program hosted at the at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
“The unemployment rate for our men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is appalling to the President and to me. We've only begun to move the needle," said OPM Director John Berry. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
Martha Johnson, General Services Adminstration Administrator delivers her remarks. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
Joseph Kennedy, Executive Director of OPM's Council on Veterans Employment Executive Director, delivered the keynote address. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
United States Park Police Lt. David Mulholland shares a success story of a veteran hire in his office. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
OPM's Roland Edwards share's a veteran success storie of Quewetta Fernando, a former Army Specialist. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
GSA's William F. Webster, Motor Vehicle and Card Services Manager, and Vietnam veteran, shares the success story of veteran hire Verlinda Blake. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
Veteran and GSA employee Verlinda Blake speaks about the transition from Air Force Master Sgt. to civil servant at the program honoring veterans. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry and GSA Administrator Martha Johnson today kicked off a week of events to honor veterans, praising their service and sacrifices to the nation. They also delivered a report on the Administration's initiatives to help returning veterans re-enter civilian life and find meaningful employment.