WASHINGTON -- Representatives of NASA, the American Geophysical Union, and the University of Montana will converge on Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Missouri Monday (September 27) to present a computer and special software that will enable faculty and students to monitor data from a soon-to-be-launched satellite. They will provide science teacher Kelly Harfst and other faculty members a three hour briefing on the equipment, in anticipation of the upcoming launch of the satellite, named Terra. Brentwood High School is receiving this computer and software package thanks to 1999 graduate Sasha Jones, who won a joint NASA-AGU essay contest to name the satellite. She chose Terra, the Greek name for Earth, because the satellite is the first in a new series that will intensively monitor Earth's environment. Terra's orbit will take it across the Equator at 10:30 A.M. local time on each pass.
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