SpaceX Sends Dscovr to L-1; First-stage Landing Attempt Scrubbed

Credit: NASA
A satellite conceived by then-Vice President Al Gore 17 years ago as a real-time whole-Earth imager, and later converted to an early warning "buoy" for solar storms, is on its way to its parking spot 1 million mi. from Earth after launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9. As the two-year, $340 million mission of...

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