Tsai becomes 2nd foreign government head to visit NCAR after Thatcher

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/21
By: Wen Kuei-hsiang and Joseph Yeh

Denver, July 20 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday became the second head of a

U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research head Everette Joseph (right), President Tsai Ing-wen (second right), American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty (second left) and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner

foreign government to visit the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado, after former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1990.

During a trip to one of the world's premier scientific institutions as part of her visit to Denver, Tsai was welcomed by NCAR Director Everette Joseph, a group of Taiwanese scientists currently working at the facility, as well as Taiwanese students in the region.

NCAR is responsible for developing FormoSat-7, the second satellite constellation jointly built by Taiwan and the U.S. after FormoSat-3.

FormosSat-7 launched into orbit from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 24 to replace FormoSat-3 and collect meteorological, ionospheric and climate data.    [FULL  SORY]

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