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NASA's Robert Simmon says the silent part out loud!

Updated: Jun 3, 2022

Data Visualizer and Designer Robert Simmon never thought that he would become “Mr. Blue Marble.”

Name: Robert Simmon

Title: Lead Data Visualizer and Information Designer

Formal Job Classification: Senior Program Analyst

Organization He Works For: Code 613, Climate and Radiation Branch, Earth Sciences Division, Sciences and Exploration Directorate

What do you do and what is most interesting about your role here at Goddard? How do you help support Goddard’s mission?

"My role is to make imagery from Earth sciences data. I turn data into pictures."

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You are missing the point in 2022. With all of our new camera technology in the world, where is an ACTUAL PHOTO of earth - errrr.... there STILL isn't With all those flying clown astronauts we see weekly on NASA's BS website, where are their photos of earth or anything ? People on boats and aircraft constantly take photos. It has become human nature. In space you would go crazy. But NO ! They have guitars and ping pong balls on their "space station" but no phones or cameras. LOL wake up dummies


Thanks for agreeing you are dishonest and wilfully omitted all the relevant qualifications.


Why didn't you highlight what he said in context? : "The last time anyone took a photograph from above low Earth orbit that showed an entire hemisphere (one side of a globe) was in 1972 during Apollo 17. NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites were designed to give a check-up of Earth’s health. By 2002, we finally had enough data to make a snap shot of the entire Earth. So we did. The hard part was creating a flat map of the Earth’s surface with four months’ of satellite data. Reto Stockli, now at the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, did much of this work. Then we wrapped the flat map around a ball. My part was integrating…

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