GPM Launch Party at NASA Goddard
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is opening its Visitor Center to the public for a family-friendly activity-filled Global Precipitation Measurement launch party from noon to 3 p.m. EST Feb. 27, 2014. We will watch a live NASA Television broadcast of the launch of the GPM Core Observatory from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. We will have expert presentations and family-friendly, hands-on demonstrations. The launch of the GPM Core Observatory is scheduled for no earlier than 1:07 p.m. EST.
GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space. The Core Observatory, working with a constellation of satellites already in orbit, will provide next-generation, worldwide observations of rain and snow every three hours.
We are asking potential guests to RSVP through this form so we can ensure we have the capacity to host everyone comfortably and safely.
Online registrations will be accepted through Feb. 20 or until capacity is reached.