September 23, 2005
LA Times photo
Last night Vandenberg's launch of a DARPA satellite caused everyone in LA to stop their cars and bust out the cameras. I wish I had seen it; the launch of a Minuteman III I saw a few years ago profoundly freaked me out for the period during which I had no working hypothesis to explain the phenomenon.
Posted by jjwiseman at September 23, 2005 08:33 AM
"profoundly freaked me out"
Imagine what happens when you see one way up in Reno ;-)
I was on duty posting security at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV when I saw it. I've seen a lot of things in the military but when I saw this I though we were under some sort of alien attack. My peers felt the same way. Then I remembered the Vandenberg likes to freak out the western portion of the US by launching there shit at night.