Brazil joins international efforts to better understand the Earth
October 28, 2011
NASA and the Brazilian space agency (AEB) recently entered into a research partnership to study the ozone layer and global rain patterns. The Associated Press reports that NASA Director Charles Bolden and Marco Antonio Raupp, the head of the AEB signed the agreement at the Brazilian agency's headquarters in Sau Paulo.
"The technically skilled and dedicated researchers in Brazil are excellent partners for NASA, and we look forward to many more years of successful international cooperation in space-based Earth science," Bolden said, according to BNO News.
The partnership between NASA and the AEB will fuel the Ozone Cooperation Mission, which will launch weather balloons from Maxaranguape, Brazil, to observe various atmospheric components. The data collected on this mission will be used to further the understanding of the Earth's ozone layer.
You Might Also Like...
- Brazil will take on Mexico for the Olympic Gold in soccer
- Russia defeats Great Britain on the basketball court ahead of London Olympics
- Moderate economic growth predicted by Royal Bank of Canada
- German man wins race to top of Empire State Building seven consecutive times
- Russia beats Canada for shot at the World Junior Hockey Championship gold