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NASA launches Earth-observing satellite on third try
NASA launches Earth-observing satellite on third try

Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California was the third attempt to launch the craft. Upper-level wind shear above the base near Lompoc had already prompted NASA to push Thursday morning’s launch to Friday. The second postponement came after inspections revealed problems with the booster insulation of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, according to the agency. Once fully deployed, the 2,000-pound craft will aim two microwave-emitting...

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