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OCO launch contingency briefing set for 7:15 a.m. EST

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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WASHINGTON - NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory failed to reach orbit this morning after a 4:51 a.m. EST liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A media briefing on the mishap has been tentatively scheduled for 7:15 a.m. from Vandenberg. The briefing will be carried on NASA TV.

For more information about the Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/oco

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