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Byline: Gwyneth K. Shaw
WASHINGTON _ An idea conceived when Dwight Eisenhower was president finally soared into orbit Tuesday when NASA launched a satellite designed to test parts of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.
It took decades of technological development and funding fights to get the $750 million satellite from the drawing board, where it began in 1959, to the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Gravity Probe B finally lifted off Tuesday aboard a Delta 2 rocket, after a much anticipated launch on Monday was scrubbed because of a slight weather problem.
The final delay was a fleeting disappointment in a …