Thursday, March 14, 2013

Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Anime Challenge

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission has teamed up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to hold a design challenge for people around the world to develop an anime character to represent the GPM mission. GPM is an international satellite mission that will use multiple satellites orbiting Earth to collect rain and snow data worldwide every three hours.

Participants should learn about the GPM mission and design their characters to represent the mission's objectives. The winning character will star in a comic series that will teach the public about GPM and precipitation science.

Participants must be at least 13 years old. Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2013.

For more information, including instructions for submitting a character design, visit

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to