MUSYCA Children's Choir will virtually perform at NASA Launch of Sentinel-6/Michael Freilich mission. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will broadcast MUSYCA's collaborative virtual video of "America the Beautiful" during this historic launch of the Earth-observing satellite, which will closely monitor sea level and provide atmospheric data to support weather forecasting and climate models.
The Launch of Sentinel-6/Michael Freilich mission has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9:17 a.m. PST. The pre-launch commentary show will likely begin at 8:30am, with MUSYCA's performance airing shortly after that.
"America the Beautiful" video was created in collaboration with the youth orchestras from across the United States, and features performances by the members of the following ensembles:
Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Florida
Greenville County Youth Orchestra, South Carolina
MUSYCA Children's Choir, California
Winston-Salem Symphony, North Carolina
According to NASA, "the world's latest Earth-observing satellite will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. As a historic U.S.-European partnership, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will begin a five-and-a-half-year prime mission to collect the most accurate data yet on global sea level and how our oceans are rising in response to climate change. The mission will also collect precise data of atmospheric temperature and humidity that will help improve weather forecasts and climate models. The spacecraft is named after Dr. Michael Freilich, the former director of NASA's Earth Science Division and a tireless advocate for advancing satellite measurements of the ocean. "