Thursday, October 06, 2005
Prairie Passage in Kansas "FoodScapes"
Environmental Damage Visible From Space
Discovery Commander Eileen Collins said damage to the Earth's environment
is visible from the Discovery Space Shuttle
in a conversation with Japanese officials in Tokyo.
A CNN news story
"Sometimes you can see how there is erosion, and you can see how there is deforestation.
It's very widespread in some parts of the world," Collins said in a conversation from space
with Japanese officials in Tokyo, including Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
"We would like to see, from the astronauts' point of view,
people take good care of the Earth and replace the resources that have been used,"
said Collins, who was standing with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi
in front of a Japanese flag and holding a colorful fan.
Posted on August 6, 2005