streaking above California skies

From: Walter Nissen (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 16:22:59 PDT

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    > Countdown begins for crucial U.S. missile test
    > Anti-nuclear protesters said they would try to stop Friday night's
    > critical test of a U.S. anti-missile system 144 miles above the Pacific
    > Ocean. 
    > Sometime between 7-11 p.m. PDT, a modified Minuteman II target missile
    > will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,
    > followed 20 minutes later by a second "kill vehicle" missile fired from
    > the Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific, 4,300 miles away.
    > FULL STORY shows this launch and, on Aug 1, a
    big Titan IV.
    If I recall correctly, an earlier test from Vandenburg was responsible for
    a good deal of interesting sky viewing on the West Coast.
    Walter Nissen         
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