28 August 2013
The nation’s largest rocket is ready to blast off today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 235-foot ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket will lift off from the base's Space Launch Complex 6, as early as 10:52 a.m. The rocket, the tallest ever to be launched from Vandenberg, will place a classified satellite into orbit on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office. The last time a Delta IV Heavy rocket launched from Vandenberg, in January 2011, people were able to hear the launch up to 50 miles away. (Image Credit: ULA)
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