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March 2005


March 30, 2005 Updated

"Cosmic College" for children who want to learn more about space and go there someday

topics image The "Cosmic College - Fundamental Course" was held at 10 venues around Japan between March 20 and 29. The course this time was targeting children who would be sixth graders or junior high school students from this coming April. We plan to conduct various courses over this coming summer and later such as the "advanced course", the"kids' course" for first to third graders, and the"educators' course" for those who are in the teaching field. We will provide more information about the venue and registration process of each course on this website.

- "Cosmic Collage" is one of the JAXA's activities to educate young people. (Japanese only)

March 23, 2005 Updated

JAXA received a final report from the Honorable Daniel S.
Goldin, Former NASA Administrator

topics image JAXA established an external Advisory Commission for development-related basic issues in June 2004 in order to seek advice from domestic and non-Japanese experts for mid- to long-term prospectives. On Feb. 23, the final report from the commission was handed to President Tachikawa of JAXA.

March 22, 2005 Updated

Go with a muchlock gunfire!
Tanegashima Rocket Marathon completed

topics image The 18th Tanegashima Rocket Marathon for runners was held on Tanegashima island on March 20 (Sun).
Although it rained during the marathon, it cleared up by the time of the finish. The award ceremony was held in front of the life-size H-II launch vehicle model at the center.
For more detailes, please look at the "VISIT JAXA".

- Minami-Tane Cho Website (Japanese only)
- Tanegashima Space Center (VISIT JAXA)

March 18, 2005 Updated

Matchlock gunfire to start "Tanegashima Rocket Marathon"

topics image The 18th Tanegashima Rocket Marathon will be held on March 20 (Sun). Several choices of courses are prepared for participants namely the full marathon (certified by the Japan Association of Athletic federations),the half marathon, and 10 km, 5 km, 3 km, and 2km courses. The goal is at the Tanegashima Space Center. Organizers and participants may want to check the weather information below.

- Minami-Tane Cho Website (Japanese only)
- Tanegashima Space Center Weather Information (Japanese only)
- Tanegashima Space Center (Visit JAXA)

March 17, 2005 Updated

Assembly of the M-V Launch Vehicle No.6 in progress

topics image The second phase assembly operations of the M-V Launch Vehicle No. 6 have been started after the launch vehicle team commenced their work on February 23. The first and second stage motors have already been mated at the vehicle assembly building, and the second stage onboard equipment section and the third stage motor were being assembled on the 14th. The assembly operations were open to the press.

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Assembly of the M-V Launch Vehicle No.6 in progress(Japanese only)