NASA Dominates World Space Programs
Debra J. Rahn
NASA AND JAPAN AGREE ON NEW AREAS OF SPACE COOPERATION
NASA and Japan's Ministry of State for Science and
Technology agreed to new areas of space cooperation during a Senior Standing
Liaison Group (SSLG) meeting held in Tokyo, July 26. NASA Administrator
Richard H. Truly and Minister Tomoji Oshima, Ministry of State for Science
and Technology, co-chaired the meeting.
The following are the new NASA/Japan projects:
Additional areas of discussion included joint projects in X-ray and infrared astronomy, cosmic ray research, the study of ocean dynamics, measurement of cloud height by satellite stereography, reception of Japan's first Marine Observation Satellite data and satellite measurements of tropical rainfall.
The SSLG was established in l979 by NASA and Japanese government space agencies. Senior-level NASA and Japanese space officials have met in the SSLG on a periodic basis to review cooperative projects. The next meeting of the SSLG will take place in the United States.
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