Sequestered Gore satellite apparently not affected by ‘sequester’

A Mann[ ed ] satellite? Might be worth it. Mr Gore however could not be onboard…. we couldn’t get enough to lift off.

Watts Up With That?

There’s no money to run White House tours, but apparently there’s money to pull one of Al’s pet projects out of mothballs.

Satellite shelved after 2000 election to now fly

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing dusting off and finally launching an old environmental satellite championed by Al Gore but shelved a dozen years by his 2000 rival George W. Bush.

Obama proposed Wednesday spending nearly $35 million in his 2014 budget to refurbish a satellite, nicknamed GoreSat by critics, that’s been sitting in storage after it was shelved in 2001, months after Bush took office. It cost about $100 million by then with NASA’s internal auditors faulting its cost increases.

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