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NASA Launches Advanced Weather Satellite for Western US

NASA launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S. The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon sky. Dozens of meteorologists gathered for the launch, including TV crews from the Weather Channel and WeatherNation. GOES-S is the second satellite in an approximately $11 billion effort that's already revolutionizing forecasting with astonishingly...

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