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Above and Beyond

A two-hour special directed by Rory Kennedy, youngest daughter of Robert Kennedy.  Working with Rory was a great experience.  Equally impressive was the dedication of the NASA scientists and researchers we spoke with.

 

The most memorable interview was with Dr Piers Sellers, who was the deputy director of Sciences and Exploration at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and acting director of its Earth Sciences Division. As an astronaut, he visited the International Space Station three times and walked in space six times. Just a few weeks before we spoke with him, Dr Sellers was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He told us he wanted to spend his last days working on the science of climate change, and the impact this change would take on the world.

 

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