NASA http://kvpr.org en NASA Flights Over Fresno, Bakersfield Hope to Predict Air Quality From Space http://kvpr.org/post/nasa-flights-over-fresno-bakersfield-hope-predict-air-quality-space <p>NASA scientists and aircraft took to the skies above Fresno and Bakersfield today. It's part of a project that one day hopes to predict and air quality from space.</p><p>Two aircraft, including a converted Navy&nbsp;P3-B&nbsp;flew repeated loops over various valley cities today, one of them as low as 1,000 feet, to gather air samples. It's part of a program NASA calls <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/discover-aq/index.html">DISCOVER-AQ</a> which aims to better understand pollution spikes and how pollutants react with sunlight throughout the day.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 01:35:46 +0000 Joe Moore 9586 at http://kvpr.org NASA Flights Over Fresno, Bakersfield Hope to Predict Air Quality From Space