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The Delta II rocket blasting off early Wednesday morning. (Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

NASA Launches Carbon Satellite After 2009 Failure

A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.


(credit: NASA)

Rocket With Ocean Satellite Launches From Vandenberg AFB

A rocket carrying an Earth-observing satellite launched early Friday on a mission to measure the saltiness of the ocean from space.


File photo of a Delta 2 Rocket (credit: Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images)

Ocean Mapping Satellite Launch Postponed

The launch of a rocket carrying an ocean science satellite has been postponed until Friday.