NASA: A Visit to Glory


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Just a few hours before the launch of NASA's Glory research satellite, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori B. Garver visited the mission's launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. With Garver at the Pacific coast launch site on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 22 is Michael Freilich (far right), director of the Earth Science Division in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, and Hal Maring (center), Glory program scientist. Glory will join 13 other NASA missions currently orbiting our home planet that provide scientists with valuable data to study climate change and the entire Earth system. Glory is the first of three NASA Earth science launches scheduled this year from Vandenberg. Credit: NASA/Tony Landis (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)