Posted by Michael Lowrey at 07:30 AM
NASAís Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission was lost during launch earlier today. The rocketís nose cone failed to jettison as planned and the spacecraft apparently did not reach orbit as a result. A press conference is scheduled for 8am with more details.
As the name suggests, OCO was designed to measure carbon dioxide emission and absorption. The data generated would have contributed greatly to the debate about Global Warming.
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