I just saw a video (below) on one of my favorite sites, Rocketnews24. The site has a great posting regarding this anime video JAXA (the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) apparently put together narrating the launch of one of their weather satellite missions, GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement). Sounds boring, yes? But they’ve somehow captured a more exciting story of how things happen in animeland. The video is a little over 6 and a half minutes long, but fun, especially if you like anime. Just so you know, it’s only in Japanese with no subtitles.
Never has a weather satellite mission been as excitingly depicted. I wish the SpaceX videos had musical accompaniment for their launches (as they were happening). It’d be great if space operations were as dramatic as everything made out in this video. It would make things just so much more interesting, no?
- NASA and JAXA team up to deliver amazing new satellite, promotional video (en.rocketnews24.com)
- Japan’s Rocket Launch Was Totally On The Cheap (gizmodo.com)
- Japan’s Epsilon rocket with onboard AI successfully launches, leaves plenty of change (engadget.com)