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In California? Watch for a military launch Now.

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posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:17 PM
You have 10 minutes.
Look towards Vandenburg AFB if you know where it is...

here is a play by play..

[edit on 24-9-2005 by John bull 1]

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:25 PM
Wish they had video of it. I'd love to watch her go up.

So far so good. You can tell my brother in law doesn't work with them anymore. *laugh* He used to do launches like this. Every one he was involved in blew up during liftoff.

[edit on 9/22/2005 by Zaphod58]

[edit on 9/22/2005 by Zaphod58]

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:32 PM
Just saw it! very cool vapor trail..
I'm in Northern Nevada..So I am sure lots of people are wondering just what they saw..
No camera available though...darnit...

[edit on 22-9-2005 by spacedoubt]

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:35 PM
We had one out of PMR last month that surprised everyone. It was an early morning launch and we could see it from Oahu, which is VERY rare. We've never been able to see the launches from here, exept for under certain conditions, like early morning before sunrise.

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:40 PM
I'm surprised that I was able to see it..
Came over the horizon about 3 minutes after.
I wonder did any other members see the launch, or get a photo maybe?


posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:41 PM
i just saw it and came here to find out what the hell it was.
it was amazing. lol i had no clue this was gona happen today
im just glad i caught it

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:45 PM
You were much closer than I was..

Secret military thing..
Undisclosed cost.
Study the low Earth orbit, environment..
thats about all I know...

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:46 PM
I watched it. I'm about 40mi north of VAFB. It was very, very cool (especially at night). I was able to see the first three stages burn before it went behind the clouds.

Sorry, no pictures... I was too excited to remember. There's three more launches in Oct and one in Dec (another Minotaur). Perhaps I can record one of those.

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 09:51 PM
From the site:

0240 GMT (7:40 p.m. PDT Thurs.)

T+plus 16 minutes. No confirmation of spacecraft deployment from the rocket has been announced. We'll be awaiting additional information from launch officials to determine if Minotaur has successfully completed its mission this evening.

0235 GMT (7:35 p.m. PDT Thurs.)

Hope it's not broken...LOL

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 10:29 PM
Nice shot of the vapor trail..
Still no word on success of the launch

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 10:46 PM
That's an amazing picture. I want to see a launch someday.

posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 02:56 AM
Looks Like it was a success..

Here is a final report, with some other nice photos..
Apparently, a lot of people were freaked out..LOL

Minotaur Launch

posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 03:05 AM
Those were amazing pictures of the trail from the rocket. Glad to hear that it was a successful launch. I was starting to think that my brother in law was there for this one again.

posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 03:49 AM
I saw it from Arizona. It sure looked nice.

posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 03:04 AM
Here is the best picture in my opinion.


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