Team from the Republic of Mauritius Selected for Third Round and Extension of KiboCUBE Cooperation Programme


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the United Nations 
Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have been cooperating under 
the KiboCUBE programme launched in 2015 to provide opportunities to 
deploy CubeSats from the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" of the 
International Space Station (ISS).
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NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. Chaired by the Vice President, the council’s role is to advise the President regarding national space policy and strategy, and review the nation’s long-range goals for space activities.
Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:

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NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

Image from MODIS instrument on NASA Aqua satellite showing phytoplankton along the U.S. West Coast
The Pacific Ocean teems with phytoplankton along the West Coast of the United States, as captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Satellites can track phytoplankton blooms, which occur when these plant-like organisms receive optimal amounts of sunlight and nutrients. Phytoplankton play an important role in removing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Credits: NASA

A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. The team’s mission for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to study the life and death of the small organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and in the ocean’s carbon cycle.

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Team Oman Air shows true teamwork to take second place at Extreme Sailing Series event in Barcelona

The Extreme Sailing Series 2018. Act 3. 14th-17th June. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The ‘Oman Air’ race team shown in action close to the shore, skippered by Phill Robertson (NZL) with team mates Pete Greenhalgh (GBR), Stewart Dodson (NZL), James Wierzbowski (AUS) and Nasser Al Mashari (OMA)

The Oman Air team showed great character and determination to secure second place at the latest Extreme Sailing Series event in Barcelona after contact with another boat saw them miss three races.

 

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Team Oman Air take on strong competition in Barcelona edition of the Extreme Sailing Series

The Extreme Sailing Series 2018. Act 3. 14th-17th June. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Pictures of the fleet of race yachts crossing the start line on day 1 of racing close to the city.

A race win and two second places in a highly competitive opening to the latest Extreme Sailing Series event in Barcelona saw Oman Air tied in third place on the overnight leaderboard.

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