NASA has been riding a wave of international publicity owing to the success of its New Horizons mission, which culminated in the first high-resolution images of Pluto and its sibling moons in the last week and a half. Now, the space agency is naming the various regions of Pluto and Charon based on suggestions it previously solicited from around the world, with a strong nerd/geek slant. Hit the jump for an example.
For those of you who are Space Brothers fans, the organization may be familiar and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA has decided to use an original anime clip to introduce and explain its joint GPM Mission with NASA. Japanese animation studio White Fox created the short with Iwahata Gouichi as producer and Ikegami Tarou (Jormungand, The Devil Is A Part-timer!) as animation director. Watch the video after the jump!
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced the winners of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Anime Challenge on July 2. The two selected characters in the contest will be featured in comic series to teach and promote the mission to the public. Check the winners after the jump!
NASA's Sun-Earth Days program wants to see your best original anime inspired super hero artwork. Tag your illustration with #SolarMaxAnime to enter the Sun-Earth Days 'SolarMAX ANIME' Contest, and you could be featured on the NASA Sun-Earth Day website and upcoming webcast on March 22, 2013. More after the jump.