Mission Night

THIS is what I’m here for. This is what pays for all of us to come and enjoy Kwaj.

Vandenberg launched a Minuteman III as a test (Google it for more info) and my fellow meteorologists and I provided weather support for the reentry corridor. Aside from a 45-minute delay due to weather at Vandenberg, so far as I’ve been permitted to know, it was a successful mission.

Next week there will be another one, so I’ll have another chance to try for an even better photo, provided the sky is as nice and clear as it was tonight.

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5 Responses to Mission Night

  1. Hi Rebekah, I just found your blog thru Karens F.B. comment on Green sky chasers. I just wanted I devoured you whole blog, and subscribed. I LOve all the great pics and info. If you don’t recognize my name I am Buzz Spriggs daughter, I plan on sending him a link to this blog I know he will love it:)

    • Rebekah says:

      Kathi, that is so cool! I remember you, it’s been a while. 🙂 You’ve got a pretty cool blog as well, I’ll have to check it out from time to time!

  2. Rick says:

    Beautiful!! Caught the stars too!

  3. Chris says:

    Looks cool.

  4. Kurt Kuechenberg says:

    Great shot, right thru the Big Dipper and heading for Polaris, just eight degrees above the horizon there. You should see an MX shot with ten warheads, now THAT will get your attention. Loved the sonic booms, too! I am an astronomer too and really enjoyed the night skies there, at least during the dry season…I so remember the Trifid Nebula, the colors were dramatic, and M42…wow. Kurt

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