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Precipitation Satellite Delivered To Japan For 2014 Launch
2013-11-25 12:06:21

An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a 7,300-mile journey from the United States to Japan, where it now will undergo launch preparations.

International Space Station Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2013-11-19 18:34:23

November 20 marks the 15 year anniversary that nations united to build the most advanced space laboratory every created — the International Space Station (ISS).

Japan's Space Agency Plans To Blast Asteroid With Space Cannon
2013-10-24 09:46:48

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that it plans to send a space cannon out to blast the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 with a metal bullet in 2018.

NASA Satellites Watch Typhoon Francisco Heading For Japan
2013-10-22 10:34:59

Several of NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites have been gathering data on Typhoon Francisco as it moves toward Japan. NASA's Aqua, Terra and TRMM satellites captured infrared, visible and rainfall data on the super typhoon.

Inner-core Structure Of Typhoon Usagi Persisted At Landfall
2013-09-24 11:12:05

The radar on NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw Typhoon Usagi maintaining some of its inner-core structure an hour before landfall on Sept. 22, 2013.

Japanese Rocket Launch A Success
2013-09-14 05:03:03

Following a two-week delay, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency successfully launched their new, reportedly less expensive Epsilon Launch Vehicle early Saturday morning.

2013-09-12 11:21:53

NASA is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend the media day activities for its next Earth science satellite, the Global Precipitation Mission, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.