Articles Tagged With ‘Vandenberg Air Force Base’




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Rocket launches from Vandenberg but botches landing

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A rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday and successfully delivered an ocean-monitoring satellite into space, but it failed to stick the landing. The rocket broke a support leg and tipped over after landing on a barge 200... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man drowns in boating accident

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The United States Coast Guard identified the body of a missing boater found Sunday afternoon near Point Arguello as Jeffrey Delbert McDonald of Arroyo Grande. The man was 46 years old. Around 8 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard received a... (Continue reading)

Boater drowns near Vandenberg

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United States Coast Guard crews found the body of a missing boater Sunday afternoon near Point Arguello at Vandenberg Air Force base. The man was 46 years old. Around 8 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard received a report of three... (Continue reading)

Missile test freaks out Southern Californians

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A bright white light shot through Southern California skies Saturday night as the United States Navy conducted a ballistic missile test. Shortly after, law enforcement officials received panicked calls, and some residents posted videos on social media accompanied by theories... (Continue reading)

Fire sparks at Vandenberg Air Force Base

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A fire that broke out at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday burned about 7.25 acres. [KEYT] Fire crews responded to the blaze at Santa Lucia Canyon Road and Highway 1 shortly before 12:30 p.m. The fire spread quickly and... (Continue reading)

ISIS allegedly sets its sights on Solvang

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is reportedly targeting a resident of Solvang who is an active member or veteran of either the U.S. Navy or Air Force. [KEYT] A hacking group affiliated with ISIS has released a kill... (Continue reading)

Spacecraft on secret mission to land at Vandenberg

An unmanned U.S. Air Force spacecraft on a classified mission is expected to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base, possibly as soon as this week. [Pacific Coast Business Times] The Boeing-built X-37B robotic space plane launched on a rocket from... (Continue reading)

Central Coast beaches closed after multiple shark attacks

Three shark attacks in two days have led to the closure of Surf, Minuteman and Wall beaches in Santa Barbara County. On Thursday, an 8 to 10 foot shark attacked a surfer near Vandenberg Air Force Base. The shark scraped... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg launches carbon dioxide measuring satellite

An unmanned rocket carrying a satellite to study carbon dioxide was successfully launched early Wednesday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base. At a cost of $468 million, the mission is to collect global measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the... (Continue reading)

Picketers protest cost of Vandenberg missile launch

A group of people upset about the high cost of the United States’ ground-based missile defense program protested this weekend at Vandenberg Air Force Base. [KSBY] Launched in 2004 by the George W Bush administration, the program has already cost... (Continue reading)



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