Vandenberg Air Force Base

In a testing procedure, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle taxis on the flightline March 30, 2010, at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, FLa. (credit: United States Air Force)

Top Secret Space Plane Lands In California After 2-Year Mission

A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast.

10/17/2014

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)satellite onboard from Space Launch Complex 2 on July 2, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Launches Revolutionary OCO-2 Satellite For Climate Study, Avenges 2009 Setback

While most of the public, including observers, space enthusiasts and environmentalists, will see the launch as the largest effort to study climate change in human history, NASA will see the launch, set for 2:58 a.m. Tuesday, as a realization of redemption.

07/01/2014

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SpaceX Launches Canadian Satellite From California

A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight.

09/29/2013

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Air Force Considers Drilling For Oil At Vandenberg

U.S. Air Force officials are considering leasing land to private companies to drill for oil and gas on California’s central coast.

07/20/2013

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 12, 2013, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting a long-range artillery sub-unit of Korean People's Army Unit 641 at undisclosed place in North Korea. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

US Increases Anti-Missile Technology On The West Coast In Light Of North Korean Threats

The US government is taking threats by North Korea seriously.

03/15/2013

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Alleged Drug Boat Seized Near Vandenberg Air Force Base

Authorities Friday continued to search for suspects in connection with an alleged drug boat that washed ashore near Vandenberg Air Force Base.

03/08/2013

The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (credit: File Photo/U.S. Air Force)

Unmanned Air Force Space Plane Lands At Vandenberg Air Force Base

An unmanned Air Force space plane steered itself to a landing early Saturday at a California military base, capping a 15-month clandestine mission.

06/16/2012

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Mach 20 Test Goes Awry, Military’s ‘Falcon’ Craft Lost At Sea

An advanced hypersonic space plane that was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Thursday morning has been lost over the Pacific Ocean.

CBS Los Angeles–08/11/2011

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NASA: Observation Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit

NASA says it looks like the rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite is in the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt.

03/04/2011

Workers monitor NASA's Glory upper stack as a crane lifts it from a stationary rail for attachment to the Taurus XL rocket's Stage 0. (credit: nasa.gov)

Launch Of NASA Glory Satellite Postponed Again

NASA says the launch of an Earth-observing satellite from California has been postponed because of a problem with ground equipment.

02/24/2011

Workers monitor NASA's Glory upper stack as a crane lifts it from a stationary rail for attachment to the Taurus XL rocket's Stage 0. (credit: nasa.gov)

NASA Delays Launch Of Earth-Orbiting Satellite

The launch of an Earth-observation satellite has been delayed to no earlier than Friday to give engineers time to troubleshoot a problem.

02/23/2011

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NASA To Launch Newest Earth-Observation Satellite

NASA is set to launch its latest Earth-orbiting satellite on a $424 million mission to analyze airborne grit spewed by volcanoes, forest fires, smokestacks and tailpipes.

02/21/2011

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US Agency Says Missile Intercept Test Fails

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says a missile intercept test has failed.

12/15/2010

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Unmanned U.S. Spacecraft Returns After 7-Month Trip

The U.S. Air Force’s secrecy-shrouded X-37B unmanned spaceplane returned to Earth early Friday after more than seven months in orbit on a classified mission, officials said.

12/03/2010

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Crews Battle 340-Acre Blaze On Vandenberg Air Force Base

Crews are working to contain a wildfire that has burned about 340 acres at the southern end of Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County.

10/29/2010

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