Wish I could be there: Twas the night before launch… #OCO2 is ready for its 5:56am ET launch! Watch live: http://t.co/1mKUqiX0S4 — NASA (@NASA) July 2, 2014 Will do my best to cover, as I did once before – even if it meaning staying up to all hours.
Yesterday morning at 1:55 a.m., NASA launched a satellite designed to precisely measure flows of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, called the Orbiting Carbon Observatory. Unfortunately the nosecone failed to open as the mission neared orbit, and the satellite crashed into the sea near Antarctica. Bad news for NASA — and the planet — butContinue reading “NASA Satellite Launch Goes Awry: Stolz Attacks Engineers”