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We stayed up late last night watching the launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite live on NASA TV. Very exciting seeing the launch and the rocket stages separating. Very sad when the satellite's protective fairing didn't come off when it should.

After the failure was announced I went to Wikipedia's article on the OCO and refreshed it a few times to watch the new edits coming up. The first mention of the mishap described it as an "epic failure" and added "The likely cause is sabotage by anti-global warming conspiracy groups." I was highly amused. The boy had to have it explained to him that there are people who don't believe in climate change. "Anti-global warming" didn't compute in his brain; surely everyone's against global warming?

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