Vandenberg Space Force Base
Vandenberg Space Force Base is one of the nation’s most important military and space installations, where unmanned test missiles and satellites are launched throughout the year. Generally, missile launch days and times are released five days in advance, and are subject to change based on weather conditions and/or mechanical challenges. Call (805) 606-8263 for the latest info.
A missile launch is indeed a sight to behold!
MISSION TO MARS - May 5, 2018
NASA is aiming for May 5, 2018 - between 4:10 and 6:10 am - to launch its Insight* (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) spacecraft on a Mission to Mars from Vandenberg Space Force Base near Lompoc. This will be the only interplanetary launch in six decades from VSFB, and the first mission to focus on examining the deep interior of Mars.
Launch dated and time are subject to change based on weather conditions and/or mechanical challenges.
Lompoc hotels book up fast for missile launches!
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