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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden responds to question while touring the Spacecraft Assembly Facility Cleanroom at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California on August 13, 2013, to see the progress and assembly of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite presently under construction and due to launch in October 2014. SMAP will produce global maps of soil moisture for tracking water availability around the planet, and will also detect winter freeze and spring thaw to track changes in growing season patterns, allowing scientists to determine how much carbon plants take up from the atmosphere each year. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden responds to question while touring the Spacecraft Assembly Facility Cleanroom at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California on August 13, 2013, to see the progress and assembly of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite presently under construction and due to launch in October 2014. SMAP will produce global maps of soil moisture for tracking water availability around the planet, and will also detect winter freeze and spring thaw to track changes in growing season patterns, allowing scientists to determine how much carbon plants take up from the atmosphere each year. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Administrator Charles Bolden responds to question while touring the... News Photo 176476035Asking,California,Construction,Horizontal,Journey,Looking,NASA,Pasadena - California,Progress,Respond,Satellite,Science and Technology,Space Mission,Taking Off,USAPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPNASA Administrator Charles Bolden responds to question while touring the Spacecraft Assembly Facility Cleanroom at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California on August 13, 2013, to see the progress and assembly of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite presently under construction and due to launch in October 2014. SMAP will produce global maps of soil moisture for tracking water availability around the planet, and will also detect winter freeze and spring thaw to track changes in growing season patterns, allowing scientists to determine how much carbon plants take up from the atmosphere each year. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)