NASA launches Landset mission

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NASA sent a new Landset mission into space Monday, lengthening a program that has provided the organization with dramatic images of Earth for more than 40 years, according to CNN.

The mission was launched from the United States Air Force Base at Vandenberg in California, according to BBC.

The spacecraft extends the record for continuous image record of Earth, which has been very useful for studying the world and it's changes, BBC reported.

The last Landset mission that was launched, Landset 7, has exceeded it's life expectancy but continues to provide NASA and the United States Geological Survey with images that include black digital streaks across them, CNN reported.

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