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The Earth Observer: May - Jun, 2004

Volume 16, Issue 3

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • CloudSat Science Team Meeting3
  • Other Items of Interest
  • SORCE Records the Transit of Venus5
  • Kudos9
  • Regular Features
  • EOS Scientists in the News8
  • Earth Science Education Program Update10
  • Science Calendars11
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

On Thursday, June 24, 2004, NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe announced a transformation of NASA’s organization structure into a “leaner, more focused agency” as recommended by the President’s Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy headed by former U.S. Air Force Secretary Edward (Pete) Aldridge.

This transformation includes restructuring NASA’s Strategic Enterprises, including the Earth Science Enterprise, into four Mission Directorates. The four Missions will be Aeronautics Research, Science, Exploration Systems, and Space Operations. The Earth Science and Space Science Enterprises will...