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Landsat 8 Launch

Cara Hetland

The Landsat 8 satellite was launched just after 12 p.m. Central on Monday.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke was among those who were at the EROS Data Center near Sioux Falls to witness a live feed of the launch.  While there, Gehrke spoke with EROS Center Director Frank Kelly, Tom Kalvelage, Chief of the Management Branch, and EROS Deputy Director and former Fire Science Team Leader Jeff Eidenshink.  Directors Sharon Boysen and Matt Varilek of Senator Tim Johnson's office also joined Gehrke on Midday.