Thursday, July 1, 2010

1,900 Launches for Vandenberg!

Congratulations to the men and women of Vandenberg AFB for this week’s 1,900th launch.  That’s an average of three launches every month for 53 years! It will be exciting to see Vandenberg's launch pace increase even more with Iridium’s announcement to use Vandenberg and SpaceX to launch NEXT, Iridium's new LEO Constellation starting in 2015 - exciting times ahead.

For some history on VAFB and its transition from Army base to launch range, here’s a great summary.

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