Al Gore's satellite dream blasts off

February 7, 2015 12:01 PM

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Al Gore's presidential career never left the ground. But a controversial space mission he dreamed up will soon take flight – literally -- after more than 15 years of being ridiculed and stalled.

A satellite inspired by Gore's ideas is slated to blast off Sunday, bound for a spot a million miles from Earth. From there the satellite, called the Deep Space Climate Observeratory or DSCOVR for short, will beam back pictures of the sunlit orb of our planet suspended in space, as Gore proposed nea...

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