Glory Prepared for Launch in California

NASA ‘s newest Earth-observing research mission, Glory, is designed to improve our understanding of how the sun and airborne particles called aerosols affect Earth’s climate. Scientists discussed the scientific objectives of this mission with the press and others at a briefing at NASA headquarters. Glory is slated to launch aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Taurus XL from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on February 23, 2011.

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