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Hayabusa-2
2014-12-03 08:15:15

After being postponed earlier in the week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Hayabusa-2 space probe successfully lifted off early Wednesday morning local time, officially beginning its six-year mission to collect samples from a distant C-type asteroid known as 1999 JU3.

space lightning
2014-09-09 03:30:06

Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains “spares,” too.

2014-09-08 12:21:17

WASHINGTON, Sept.

TRMM satellite
2014-08-26 05:23:40

Pressure readings from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) fuel tank on July 8 indicated that the satellite was nearly at the end of its fuel supply. As a result, NASA has ceased maneuvers to keep the satellite at its operating altitude of 402 kilometers (~250 miles).

NASA Aircraft Concludes Ground Validation And Hydrology Campaign
2014-06-19 03:52:05

A NASA high-altitude ER-2 aircraft concluded its participation June 16 in a study aimed at gaining a better understanding of precipitation over mountainous terrain.

New NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite Passes Check-out, Starts Mission
2014-06-02 03:00:25

The new Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite is now in the hands of the engineers who will fly the spacecraft and ensure the steady flow of data on rain and snow for the life of the mission.

3D Global Precipitation Measurement
2014-03-25 12:21:32

The first images captured by the newest Earth-observing satellite operated as a joint mission between NASA and JAXA have been released. The images are from the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, which launched on February 27 of this year.

NASA Helps Improve Flood Safety When Waters Rise
2014-03-20 14:42:10

Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency planners, relief organizations and weather forecasters, helping to improve flood monitoring and forecasting, as well as providing a more comprehensive understanding of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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