September 23, 2005
More Smoke

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

Very cool.

Posted by: droberts on September 23, 2005 09:08 AM

"profoundly freaked me out"

Imagine what happens when you see one way up in Reno ;-)

Posted by: fph on September 23, 2005 01:05 PM

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.

Posted by: Tony on October 5, 2005 03:49 AM
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