WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will sign an interagency agreement and hold a media availability from 10 to 11 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 16, at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
The signing event formalizes collaboration between NASA and the USDA and establishes a framework for enhanced cooperation in the areas of Earth science research, technology, agricultural management, and the application of science data, models and technology in agricultural decision-making.
The agencies also seek to better collaborate on education and communication activities that inspire youth in America to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Following the signing, Newman and Harden will be available for questions, and members of the media may accompany the deputies during a demonstration highlighting NASA and USDA research data at Ames' hyperwall. The hyperwall is a 23-by-10 foot liquid crystal display composed of 128 screens, totaling 245 million pixels, used to display and analyze science and engineering results from NASA's high-fidelity modeling and simulation projects.
Media interested in attending should contact Jessica Culler at 650-604-4789 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, to register for a visitor pass. Media must be U.S. citizens or green card holders. Green card holders need advanced approval and should register as soon as possible. Government-issued photo ID, such as a U.S. passport or state driver's license, is required to obtain a visitor pass.
Registered media may arrive Thursday as early as 8:30 a.m., but no later than 9:30 a.m., at the Visitor Registration Pass Office located at the center's main gate.
For more information about Ames, visit: