A rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to study global warming crashed into the ocean near Antarctica Tuesday shortly after being launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
How delicious that it landed near the continent whose expanding ice mass totally defies the myth climate alarmists so eagerly spread for their own purposes.
Talk about your inconvenient truths.
As Bloomberg reported moments ago, the satellite cost $273 million:
The NASA satellite was to orbit 438 miles (705 kilometers) above Earth and observe how carbon dioxide enters and leaves the atmosphere, helping scientists predict future increases in the main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. Instead, the satellite fell in the ocean near Antarctica though the mission manager said at no point did the craft pass over land.
“It’s a huge disappointment for the entire team who have worked very hard for years and years and years,” NASA Launch Director Chuck Dovale said in a briefing from California. “Even when you do your very best, you can still fail.”
Given the media's fascination with global warming, it will be interesting to see how much coverage this gets in the next 24 hours, and whether the press will notice the almost prophetic irony in the waste of money surrounding the study of this man-made hoax especially as Americans fret over the economy and their jobs.
Somehow I doubt it.
*****Update: Interested readers should review a Scientific American article about this satellite published Monday.