ISS-RapidScat (image) NASA/Johnson Space Center Caption This is an artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring. It will be installed on the end of the station's Columbus laboratory. Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johnson Space Center Usage Restrictions with credit to NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johnson Space Center Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.