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Since 1998, Gore heavily promoted a NASA satellite that would provide an constant view of Earth, marking the first time such an image would have been made since The Blue Marble photo from the 1972 Apollo 17 mission. The "Triana" satellite would have been permanently mounted in the L1 Lagrangian Point, 1.5 million km away.  The finished satellite was not launched due to opposition from the Republican congress
Originally posted by semperfortis
Reading it, sounds the other way round to me...
Sounds like the Republicans defeated Gores proposal to have it launched...
It'd be the most expensive piece of technology to produce artwork.