San Francisco Chronicle-
California plans “to launch its own damn satellite,” and Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to name it after Jerry Brown.
Newsom said Tuesday that he intended to honor his predecessor by attaching his name to a satellite that would gather information on climate change, one of Brown’s overriding interests during his second stint as governor from 2011-19.
While Newsom didn’t set a date for the launch, he said it is just a start for the state’s venture into outer space.