Mission (more than) Accomplished

The fate of Landsat 5 has been uncertain for a few months. Several recent component failures changed the risk/reward balance for keeping it going. USGS just put out a press release saying they’re going to retire the old girl. She had a good run. Designed for three years and lasted almost thirty. The day that President Obama was inaugurated, L5 flew over Washington DC. I looked in the archives and found images taken at times near previous inaugurations, and found them back to January 1985, when President Reagan was inaugurated the second time and I was in high school.

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