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Rocket Launches May Need Regulation to Prevent Ozone Depletion, Says Study

March 31, 2009

a Delta rocket The global market for rocket launches may require more stringent regulations in order to prevent significant damage to Earth's stratospheric ozone layer in the decades to come, according to a new study by researchers in California and Colorado. Full Story

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