PiT, Columbus OH-- A NASA satellite crashed back to Earth about three minutes after launch early Tuesday, officials said.
"We could not make orbit," NASA program manager John Brunschwyler said. Initial indications are the vehicle did not have enough power to overcome the effects of Global Warming. The $273 million dollar satellite fell back to earth and was lost in the ocean.
The satellite, called the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, would have collected "precise global measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere" to help better observe the changes in carbon dioxide and the effect that these changes may have on the Earth's climate.
So, for now, NASA will have to continue to use guess and guile to convince people that Global Warming is man-made, real, and a result of additional CO2 released by the burning of fossil fuels. -CE