View Full Version : Delta IV Heavy Blasts off From California

2011-Jan-20, 11:30 PM
In an impressive show of rocket power, a United Space Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched on Thursday afternoon with a classified spy satellite from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This was the first launch of a Delta IV Heavy from Vandenberg, and was the largest rocket to ever launch from the west [...]

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2011-Jan-22, 01:57 AM
Is the orange insulation really supposed to burn like that?

Still photos can be found here (http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d352/launch/).