Latest Glory Stories

2011-03-04 09:20:00

NASA officials announced Friday that the Glory Earth observation satellite had failed to reach orbit.

2011-03-04 08:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Glory mission ended Friday after the spacecraft failed to reach orbit following its launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has begun the process of creating a Mishap Investigation Board to evaluate the cause of the failure.

2011-03-01 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Glory spacecraft is scheduled for launch on Friday, March 4. Technical issues with ground support equipment for the Taurus XL launch vehicle led to the scrub of the original Feb. 23 launch attempt.

2011-02-24 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preparations for the launch of NASA's Glory mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California have been suspended temporarily.

2011-02-23 17:08:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST. Engineers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp.

2011-02-23 06:51:00


2011-02-28 15:00:00

NASA said on Monday that they are making progress in troubleshooting the ground support equipment issue that caused the delay of the Glory launch on February 23.

2011-02-22 22:03:24

A $28 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument developed to study changes in the sun's brightness and its impact on Earth's climate is one of two primary payloads on NASA's Glory mission set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Feb. 23.

2011-02-22 06:07:00

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two cloud cameras built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will fly aboard NASA's Glory climate-monitoring mission scheduled to launch Wednesday, Feb. 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

2011-02-22 05:40:00

NASA is scheduled to launch its latest Earth-orbiting satellite -- Glory -- in the predawn hours early Wednesday in what is to be a $424 million mission to observe and analyze airborne particles emitted from volcanoes, forest fires, smokestacks and tailpipes.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.