Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Rocket Launched Off California Coast

One of the country’s tallest launch vehicles took off with a roar that could be heard for miles along the California Coast.  The Delta Four Heavy Rocket carried a top-secret defense satellite into space yesterday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara.  The launch was a joint effort between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company, and it was the second time a Delta Four Heavy rocket took off from the West Coast.  The 235-foot tall rocket is the nation’s tallest rocket in regular service.  The Saturn Five is the tallest rocket at 363-feet tall.

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