The Air Force and its industry partners successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket into space from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011. This was the first-ever West Coast launch of the Delta IV Heavy and the largest rocket ever fired from the US West Coast. It carried a classified US intelligence satellite. Here, the Delta IV Heavy ascends off the coast of California after its launch.
Air Force photo by A1C Lael Huss
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