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Missile Successfully Test Launched From Central Coast

Airman First Class Tiarra Sibley
U.S. Air Force
A Minuteman III missile was successfully lauched from Vandenberg Space Force Base Wednesday morning.

The launch was a visual show for people who happened to be out late at night.

A intercontinental ballistic missile has been successfully test launched from the Central Coast.

The Minuteman III missile took off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 12:53 a.m. Wednesday. It was visible to people who happened to be outside at the time on parts of the Central and South Coasts.

The launch was the latest in a series of test launches from the base intended to test equipment, as well as the readiness of flight crews.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.