For the first time in over ten years, NASA will launch five new Earth science missions into space to monitor how our planet is changing. The missions include two to the International Space Station and airborne campaigns to the poles and hurricanes. NASA is seeking to find critical answers about the changes our planet is facing due to climate change, sea level rise, extreme weather events and decreasing availability of fresh water. In fact, the first mission to launch is the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, a joint satellite project with Japan, which will seek to answer questions about our planet’s life-sustaining water cycle and improve water resource management and weather forecasting.
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