After years of planning (and three cool movies, of course!), NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission is finally ready for launch.
The launch is scheduled for February 27 at 1:07 EST, all things going well. That's the middle of the night at the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, but I'll be there, camera rolling, ready to bring the story to the world.
The GPM launch caps an extraordinary adventure for us at 1AU. We have a long history with NASA's Earth science enterprises, and GPM is one of the biggest. Our recent film about the mission called WATER FALLS just opened around the world. The response continues to be extremely positive. In fact, the creative work done on behalf of this mission has again and again invigorated us with opportunities and great moments of inventive life.
Check out my tweets from Japan
to follow the story. I'll be posting pix and URLs to all sorts of cool stuff!