WATCH LIVE @ 2 p.m. ET: NASA Hurricane Experts and Drone Pilots Host Google+ Hangout

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NASA's two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft fly over Atlantic Ocean hurricanes to investigate how storms form. (Image credit: NASA)

NASA hurricane researchers and drone pilots will discuss flying in and around Atlantic hurricanes today (July 23) at 2 p.m. EDT during a Google+ Hangout.

NASA social media followers can submit questions on Google+ or Twitter in advance and during the event using the hashtag #NASAHS3. Before the Hangout begins, NASA will also open a thread on its Facebook page where questions may be posted.

Panelists for the Google+ Hangout are:

  • Scott Braun, HS3 principal investigator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Tom Miller, Global Hawk pilot, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
  • Marilyn Vasques, HS3 project manager, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Brian McNoldy, senior research associate, University of Miami, Fla.

You can watch the webcast on NASA TV or NASA's Google+ page. Watch the webcast here:

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Becky Oskin
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Becky Oskin covers Earth science, climate change and space, as well as general science topics. Becky was a science reporter at Live Science and The Pasadena Star-News; she has freelanced for New Scientist and the American Institute of Physics. She earned a master's degree in geology from Caltech, a bachelor's degree from Washington State University, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.