Join NASA and the Endeavour Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the Taurus XL launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory. OCO will provide space-based observations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the principal human-initiated driver of climate change. This event is a unique opportunity for educators to learn about Earth, atmospheric and rocket science. Participants will receive a teacher’s guide, a classroom poster and a Mission CD for classroom use. The launch conference will be held at the Allan Hancock College’s Lompoc Valley Center in Lompoc, Calif., Feb. 21-23, 2009. The registration deadline is Feb. 13, 2009.