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  • Did Al Gore ‘invent’ DSCOVR?

    Jim SiegelFebruary 12th, 2015

    In a hastily-arranged NASA press conference just prior to the scheduled Feb. 8, 2015, launch attempt of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR ) satellite, Senator Bill Nelson (D, FL) revealed that the conceptual idea for the spacecraft that has morphed into DSCOVR originated with former Vice President Al Gore. Gore, in turn, credited fellow Democrats Nelson as well as Senator […]

  • Gore: DSCOVR’s selfies – will be ‘EPIC’

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 8th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As previously reported on SpaceFlight Insider, the primary mission of Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is to provide early warning of dangerous solar weather. But solar winds don’t affect many of us on a day-to-day basis. Unless you are a commercial jet pilot or manage an electric utility company in the far […]