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NASA To Fly Low Over Region For Air Quality Study
CBS Baltimore ^ | June 23, 2011 | Derek Valcourt

Posted on 06/24/2011 7:19:47 AM PDT by stevie_d_64

WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Don’t panic if you see large planes flying unusually low over Maryland roadways next week. It’s all part of a major plan by NASA to help study air pollution over major cities.

Derek Valcourt explains where you’ll be seeing some of those low-flying planes.

The study will focus on air pollution over many of Maryland’s major roads, from Baltimore’s beltway, to the 95 corridor, even over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

This is no ordinary plane, it’s a specially fitted NASA aircraft designed with equipment to measure air pollution levels in flight. And starting next week the skies over Maryland will become a pollution detection playground for the plane and for NASA scientists.

“The public I think is very interested in knowing where air pollution problems are the largest, and then they have the ability to make their own decisions about their own activities and times and places they would like to avoid,” said Dr. James Crawford, NASA atmospheric scientist.

Maryland’s Department of Environment already has six pollution monitoring stations on the ground, but they’re spread out and only can tell you pollution levels in the immediate area.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mission; muslims; nasa; pollution

1 posted on 06/24/2011 7:19:51 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: stevie_d_64

Baltimore...The Final Frontier...These are the voyages of the airplane NASA 982, it’s mission, to explore strange new smells, to seek out new smells, to boldly go where no muslim has gone before!!!

(queue music)


2 posted on 06/24/2011 7:21:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

They’ll probably put the sensors near the exhaust.......................


3 posted on 06/24/2011 7:23:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: stevie_d_64

Swing low, sweet NASA plane,
Comin’ for to sample my air;
Swing low, sweet NASA plane,
Comin’ for to sample my air.

I looked over Chesapeake,
And what did I see,
Comin’ for to sample my air,
A band of Greenies comin’ after me,
Comin’ for to sample my air.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 7:23:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: stevie_d_64

I wonder what they (NASA) are really looking for?


5 posted on 06/24/2011 7:24:37 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

> I wonder what they (NASA) are really looking for?

Updating wind trends for the most effective fallout pattern for a Moslem nuke?


6 posted on 06/24/2011 7:26:06 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: stevie_d_64
The public I think is very interested in knowing where air pollution problems are the largest, and then they have the ability to make their own decisions about their own activities and times and places they would like to avoid,” said Dr. James Crawford

What did we ever do before Dr. Crawford and his ilk arrived on the scene? How did we make our decisions about our own activities without government information? How did we decide which places to avoid without Big Gov? I must have been curled up in a fetal position, paralyzed with fear not knowing what to do.


7 posted on 06/24/2011 7:26:55 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: stevie_d_64

What does this have to do with SPACE exploration?


8 posted on 06/24/2011 7:28:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: stevie_d_64

We're wise to their chemtrails scheme, so they're trying something else now.

9 posted on 06/24/2011 7:30:58 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: stevie_d_64

Yes, I know brilliant rocket scientists and aerospace engineers who received doctorates in order to measure smog over cities and be a subsidiary of the EPA.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 7:35:08 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Mr. K
What does this have to do with SPACE exploration?

Well, the "S" in NASA was for SPACE, but it's been overtaken by the final "A" in NASA.....which stands for Administration

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11 posted on 06/24/2011 7:39:32 AM PDT by repentant_pundit (Maybe THIS summer will finally be the "Summer of Recovery")
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To: stevie_d_64

More research to back global warming claims?

Good to see NASA doing the only “science” it’s capable of these days.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 7:41:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Nasa needs to be closed down.


13 posted on 06/24/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: stevie_d_64
Has NASA taken the finally voyage to become nothing more than a tool for crazies
pushing muslim outreach, global warming and the rest of the ultra-leftist agenda?


14 posted on 06/24/2011 7:44:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: repentant_pundit

National Air Sample Administration.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 7:47:07 AM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: stevie_d_64

BWAAAA! Ya got me stevie! Thanks for the laugh!


16 posted on 06/24/2011 7:51:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: repentant_pundit

“Well, the “S” in NASA”

Used to be NACA when my Father worked there during WWll.


17 posted on 06/24/2011 7:54:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: stevie_d_64
Is NASA going to doctor the air quality reports as they did the Climate Warming reports with their sensors located on hot asphalt and around hot machinery?? They have a dishonest streak running through.
18 posted on 06/24/2011 7:55:10 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: stevie_d_64

It’s not often you see planes at 500 feet putting out contrails.

And those rumors about zombies? Just the fantasies of hysterical people who are probably drunk or on drugs.


19 posted on 06/24/2011 7:56:36 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: repentant_pundit

Remember that the first ‘A’ stands for Aeronautics.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 7:57:17 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: stevie_d_64
NASA =

21 posted on 06/24/2011 8:08:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ully2
National Air Sample Administration

Excellent !

Has anyone suggested National Arabic and Shiite Administration ?

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22 posted on 06/24/2011 8:14:37 AM PDT by repentant_pundit (Maybe THIS summer will finally be the "Summer of Recovery")
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To: stevie_d_64

We’re just cashing in our courtesy sniff.

You gotta smell this.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 8:35:36 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: RedMDer

I live in Maryland , and I can smell the stench of O’Malley from my home.


24 posted on 06/24/2011 9:17:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: stevie_d_64

“Negative, Ghostrider, the pattern is full.”


25 posted on 06/24/2011 9:25:25 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Venturer

Me too. :(


26 posted on 06/24/2011 9:28:13 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Clever!!!


27 posted on 06/24/2011 10:13:57 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: ClearCase_guy

Clever!!!


28 posted on 06/24/2011 10:16:23 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Tell you what:

Go to Mars, would you? Leave the undie sniffing to the EPA. That they have money for this, but not for exploration, or even ‘Muslim Outreach’ is beyond me.


29 posted on 06/24/2011 10:22:07 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: jpsb

Well, I’m dissapointed that they stopped looking for that planet with the really sexy “green” colored chicks...

Capt. Kirk got some of that, but the question is would YOU kiss a fine lookin’ “green” woman from another planet???

For the record...I’m color blind...Many FReepers I know personally will vouch for that fact...;-)

I miss the old NASA...I really do...


30 posted on 06/24/2011 10:22:45 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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