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Earth Matters

Make a Movie, See a Launch

May 28th, 2012 by Mike Carlowicz

In case you missed it, NASA is sponsoring a video contest starring your home planet. The winner will receive behind-the-scenes access to the launch of NASA’s next major Earth-observing satellite — the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) — from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January 2013.

Most of the public tends to focus on NASA’s role in planetary science, astrophysics, solar science, astronomy, and space flight. But as Earth Observatory readers know, we also have huge role in studying the one planet that is most important to us all. This contest is a chance to show how and why we should study our planet from space, and what that view means to you. The theme of your video should be: “The Home Frontier.”

We would love to see some entries from EO readers. If you dig around in our archives, you will find more than 11,000 Earth photos, maps, animations, and data visualizations to work with. Just about all of them are in the public domain and free to use in your creations.

For all of the rules and guidelines, visit this page. The contest ends on May 31, 2012. As we all know, nothing motivates quite like a quick deadline…

P.S. — For some inspiration, here is the video that won last year’s contest:


One Response to “Make a Movie, See a Launch”

  1. Angel Watson says:

    It’s really a cool video……