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Thursday January 20, 2011

Buellton, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The Delta IV heavy rocket launch from Vandenburg Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan 20th, as seen from Buellton, CA.



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3. sharong60
1:17 PM GMT on January 22, 2011
Funny how the contrails come out all swirly . . looks like a rocketship on drugs!
Very cool shot tho! Love the blue and white!
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2. papajuan
12:48 PM GMT on January 22, 2011
Wasn't that the heaviest payload ever launched by the USAF?
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1. PhilBanningCa
5:14 AM GMT on January 22, 2011
Congrats on a great shot and especially thank you for all the details about the launch. I greatly appreciate when a member takes the time to research and write up a good description of the photo.
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About jrkerns


I'm a Virginia farmboy living in Los Angeles, working in Vermont, and traveling every time I can, most times with my awesome wife! I believe there are beautiful potential photographs all around us every day - we just need to take the time to appreciate our surroundings to see them.

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