NASA rocket carrying satellite crashes near Antarctica

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 08:52 AM

A few hours ago NASA launched a rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. NASA's mission was to send an Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite into space to monitor global warming:

Unfortunately, during the launch, the satellite failed to separate from the rocket and, according to the Associated Press, the whole kit and kaboodle landed in the ocean.

NASA has put together a Mishap Investigation Board to get to the cause of the launch failure. For more information, head to NASA's website.


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