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Landsat: Celebrating 50 Years (Extended Edition)

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50 years of teamwork. 50 years of innovation. 50 years of resilience. In 1966, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall announced his vision to create a program aimed at gathering facts about the natural resources of the Earth from Earth orbiting satellites. It was a bold proclamation. It was also an idea that worked and continues to work 50 years on.




Public Domain.

3rd party content used with permission:

  • "Clouds", by Acreage, SoundStripe
  • "Tokyo Light", Cody Martin, Soundstripe
  • "Into the Jungle", Craig Allen Fravel, Soundstripe
  • "I Knew", Dario Benedetti, Soundstripe
  • "Chef's Kiss", Dresden The Flamingo, Soundstripe
  • "Building Blocks", Falls, Soundstripe
  • "Cryptarum", Isaac Joel, Soundstripe
  • "Dawning Sprite", Lincoln Davis, Soundstripe
  • "My Town", Noah Smith, Soundstripe
  • "Precipice", Wicked Cinema, Soundstripe
  • "Coffee Shop With Customers Using Digital Devices Shot On R3D stock video", #504002880, iStock
  • "Man Drinking Coffee in Coffee Shop", Videvo
  • "Male hand cup of Hot coffee Closeup Top view." #1210407036, iStock
  • Hurricane imagery, NOAA GOES-East
  • Google Maps screenshot, Google Maps
  • "Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS)", 1973, U.S. National Archives
  • Various images and media by NASA
  • Virginia Norwood interview with permission from Virginia Norwood, Ladies of Landsat, Kate Fickas and the Eyes on Earth podcast
  • "Landsat - Growing Concerns", 1977, National Archives and Records Administration