Al Gore to watch weather satellite launch 18 years late

February 11, 2015 3:43 AM

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The launch of a space weather and climate research satellite on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket here will realize a dream that was grounded by political opposition almost 20 years ago.

Then Vice President, Al Gore fought to put the satellite into orbit as an environmental aid in 1998, but the research tool lost its ride on a space shuttle shortly after George W. Bush became president.

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