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A Tale of Three Pollutants

It was a hazy August day on Chicago’s South Side, and Nedra Sims Fears was hosting a small gathering to talk about the air. Interstate-94, which bisects her Chatham neighborhood, hummed nearby. “This was the summer I spent watching summer out my window,” Fears said. 

That’s because asthma runs in her family, and smoke from wildfires in Canada had wafted into Chicago, making it difficult for her to breathe. Many of her neighbors don’t have air conditioning, which means they don’t have the luxury of shutting their windows against the tiny hazardous particles contained in the smoke.

NASA Shares First Images from US Pollution-Monitoring Instrument

STAQS 08/26/23 Mission Daily Schedule

Saturday, August 26 (All times are PDT):
0700: ESPO on deck
***You must wear a reflective vest when walking from the ramp to the hangar after sunset***
NASA DC-8 Science Flight #19 
2330: Aircrew Rest Begins (Friday, August 25)
0930: MX Pre-flight Start
1030: Start Science Instrument Pre-flight
1130: Aircrew Show / Crew Brief (S331)
1200: Pre-flight Brief (S-211)
1300: Doors Close
1305: Engine Start


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