This Week at NASA: Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Mission and More


This Week at NASA

This week, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission was discussed during a prelaunch briefing at NASA headquarters.

OCO-2, the first NASA spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, will provide a more complete, global picture of CO-2, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas affecting our climate. Launch is scheduled for July 1 from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. Also, Bolden at National Aeronautic Association, Hopkins visits National Institutes of Health, Cargo ship leaves ISS, Orion's heat shield installed, Sample return robots and Sally Ride: Life Stories.

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