NASA has just recently joined a hunt that is looking for something rather peculiar, an aircraft. The space researching agency known as NASA has joined an international operation regarding the Malaysian aircraft that has recently gone missing. NASA plans on analyzing the satellite data, as well as the images that were gathered ever since the plane had seemingly vanished from thing air (along with the 239 people that were on board) from radar screens nearly a week ago. This a weird case, which just got weirder considering a space researching company is now getting involved.
The space agency began playing its role this past Monday, where it started to examine different ways they could contribute to the search parties efforts. “Activities under way include mining data archives of satellite data acquired earlier and using space-based assets, such as the Earth-Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite and the ISERV camera on the International Space Station, to acquire new images of possible crash sites,” stated Allard Beutel, whom is the spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (more so known simply as NASA). “The resolution of images from these instruments could be used to identify objects of about 98 feet or larger,” he stated to Space.com.
It’s kind of strange when you consider NASA being involved with a random search party regarding a plane, especially since it seemingly vanished, almost like a magic trick had just happened. “The space agency NASA will send any information it may receive on this matter straight to the US Geological Survey’s Earth Resources Observations and Science Hazard Data Distribution System (that’s a mouthful), which is used for the important process of sharing vital information when the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters in in full-motion,” Beutel continued, so it’s good to know that whenever something comes up the right people will be aware right away. The flight was chartered to land in Beijing and was known as the Boeing 777-200. It vanished off of the face of the earth (metaphorically speaking, that is) only an hour after it had taken off from Kuala Lumpur on March the 7th. Even though efforts have been made to find the missing jet, there have been no advances in the search itself. Malaysia seemed like they wanted to find it as soon as possible, as they broadened the search limitations throughout the Indian Ocean; the jet was carrying 227 passengers, which included a mix of five Indians, one Indian-Canadian, and 12 crew members. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.
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