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Missile Successfully Test Launched From Central Coast

Photo courtesy Tech. Sgt. Kurt Villavicencio, USAF
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.