NASA Glory Launch Fails

first_imgEarlier this morning, NASA’s Glory spacecraft, aboard a Taurus XL rocket, failed to reach orbit. Not only did the spacecraft launch fail, NASA isn’t exactly sure where it is now, other than somewhere in the South Pacific.The Glory’s mission is to help us better understand our climate system by collecting data from aerosol particles. After being delayed on February 23rd, today it was launched at 5:09am EST from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but couldn’t reach orbit because the rockets protective shell didn’t separate from the Glory. This malfunction also happened two years ago, but after a redesign, it proved successful in other launches. Well, it apparently still needs some work, NASA. NASA said that once they analyze more data they will be able to determine to determine what went wrong and locate the spacecrafts current location. Photo via NASAlast_img