Saturday, January 22, 2011
21 january 2011
That is a lot of smoke. We Angelenos are too far away from Vandenberg to experience any rocket launch sonic boom firsthand, but we did get to enjoy Brian Van Der Brug's fantastic photo of an insanely tall, coiling plume on A1 today. And even though it was reported to be some big top secret spy satellite launch, and we'll never get a straight answer out of anyone in charge about what went on that day, I like to imagine that the people who were there listened to this during the rocket's liftoff.