As many of you may already know, NASA suffered a large setback on Friday when the rocket carrying the GLORY satellite failed. The GLORY mission was designed to collect data on carbon and aerosols in the Earths’ atmosphere and to study solar irradiance and the long-term effects on our climate. In other words, it was designed to help us understand climate science and change.
NASA’s Dr. Bruce Wielicki responded to some media questions regarding the impact this loss will have on NASA and climate science. These responses have been reposted by Scott Mandia in his Blog. I think you’ll find the comments to be very informative.
Read the full Blog post, “Loss of Glory: What it Means for Climate and Future of NASA” written by Scott Mandia: http://profmandia.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/loss-of-glory-what-it-means-for-climate-and-future-of-nasa/
More about the Glory Mission: http://glory.gsfc.nasa.gov/