Rocket with defense payload launches from Vandenberg

February 10, 2016 7:48 PM

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The West Coast’s only spaceport, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, has recently opened for public visits, but only for a very limited number of individual visitors each month. The base, near Lompoc, has hosted nearly 2,000 launches since 1958.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A rocket carrying a U.S. national defense payload was successfully launched before dawn Wednesday, the Air Force said.

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