Second Missile Test Launch From Santa Barbara County In A Week
For the second time in a week, an intercontinental ballistic missile has been successfully test launched from the Central Coast.
An unarmed Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:02 Wednesday morning. The missile flew to a test range in the Western Pacific.
A similar launch took place last Wednesday. While they are considered a routine test of personnel and equipment, the tests have received more attention than in the past because of simmering tension with North Korea over its missile development program.