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Space and astronomy news and information for the American Southwest. Coverage includes Vandenberg AFB rocket and missile launches.

Launch Alert Newsletter

2013 March 3

A spectacular dusk missile launch from Vandenberg AFB

Many residents of the Southwest missed this spectacular 1997 evening twilight launch from Vandenberg AFB. Launch Alert readers were notified in advance and enjoyed an impressive display.

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Launch Alert is a free, e-mail based newsletter covering pending missile launches from Vandenberg AFB and other southern California astronomy and space news. Many of the events covered are visible across much of the Southwest. Launch Alert is edited by Brian Webb and published about four times per month.

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