Anthony Galvan III
Image taken:
Jun. 16, 2010
Goleta, California, USA
A unarmed Minuteman III rocket was launched from Vandenberg AFB this morning at 3:01 PDT. This is the first launch of the intercontinental ballistic missle for Vandenberg's 576th Flight Test Squadron since the squadron was gained by Air Force Global Strike Command. The missle's target is near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, 4190 miles from the launch site. The photo was taken from Goleta, California, 50 miles from the launch area.
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