Join NASA in counting down to the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory, starting at noon EST, Thursday, Feb. 27. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and it will set a new standard in measuring rain and snow around the world. As we build up to the launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, NASA scientists will discuss the satellite's major innovations and the big questions GPM will set out to answer. Follow along on NASA Television (www.nasa.gov/ntv) and ask your big questions to the experts using #gpm on Twitter. GPM is scheduled to launch from Tanegashima Space Center at 1:37 p.m. EST on Feb. 27, 2014. For more information about GPM, visit www.nasa.gov/GPM.
Also, join in on the conversation on Monday, Feb. 24, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST in our prelaunch TweetChat. Find us @NASA_Rain and tag your questions with #gpm or #askNASA for our project scientists and managers. Art Azarbarzin, GPM project manager, and Gail Skofronick-Jackson, GPM project scientist, will be live from Japan, and Candace Carlisle, GPM deputy project manager, and Dalia Kirschbaum, GPM scientist, will be live from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.