Another launch from Vandenberg lights up night sky

Test launch from Vandenberg 'successful'

Another launch from Vandenberg lights...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Vandenberg Air Force Base successfully launched another missile test overnight.

The unarmed Minuteman III rocket shot off at 12:02 a.m. lighting up the night sky before foggy weather had a chance to move in.

These test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. Air Force officials say the missile traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

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