[Source: Woo Jr]
Earth Day is April 22! The goal of the day is to attract public attention to the growing needs for cleaner air and water. Additionally, the need to conserve the earth’s natural resources is highlighted. Space exploration plays an important role in preserving our environment because of the need to study Earth’s atmosphere and monitor ice activity from satellites. And somewhat ironically, space exploration also is important in case we as humans do so much irreparable damage to our environment that earth will no longer be able to support life at some point in the future. It’s a scary thought, but one we hope will encourage everyone to reduce, reuse, and recycle!