17 years later, Gore makes case for viewing Earth from deep space

February 11, 2015 12:09 AM

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After waiting nearly two decades for dream to become reality, former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday the mission he fostered in 1998 — finally ready for launch this week — will have important scientific and social impacts in humanity’s relationship with Earth.

The mission Gore first proposed in 1998 has gone through starts and stops, surviving political roadblocks that put the former vice president’s dream and the hopes of scores of scientists on life support.

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