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A NASA rocket carrying a satellite designed to observe climate change failed to reach orbit on Friday and was expected to crash into the ocean.
The space agency said the Taurus XL rocket malfunctioned minutes after blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
"Glory Launch: It looks like we have a problem with launch. Standby ..." NASA posted on its Twitter account. It later added in a statement: "Telemetry indicated the fairing, the protective shell atop the Taurus XL rocket, did not separate as expected about three minutes after launch."
The fate of the rocket and
Originally posted by tooo many pills
The mission was designed to collect data that scientists planned to use to better understand how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect the Earth's climate.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Everyone's replies so far align with my own thought on the matter. Something definitely stinks about this whole thing. It's all too obvious.
Malfunctioning rockets in 2011 makes little sense too.