NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss
POSTED: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:14am
Price tag for mission: 468 million
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket.
The $468 million mission is designed to study what NASA contends is the main driver of climate change emitted from smokestacks and tailpipes. Some of the carbon dioxide is sucked up by trees and oceans, and the rest is lofted into the atmosphere, trapping the sun's heat and warming the planet.