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Missile Successfully Test Launched From Central Coast

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Photo courtesy Tech. Sgt. Kurt Villavicencio, USAF
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Minuteman III Missile takes off from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday night

The Air Force has successfully test launched a missile from the Central Coast.

The Minuteman III missile lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:39 Wednesday night. 

It's the latest in a series of routine launches from the base intended to test the readiness of equipment and flight crews.  The unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile carried test re-entry vehicles to a target area more than 4,000 miles away in the Western Pacific.