Delta IV Heavy, Vandenberg AFB, CA

January 20, 2001, 1:10pm PDT

The Delta IV heavy lifts off from Space Complex 6.

30 seconds into the flight and the three boosters are still running.

Exposure: 1/500, f/5.6
Film: ISO 400
Lens: Fuji S2, DSLR, Nikon 300mm.
Location: Figueroa Mountain, California.

The Delta IV Heavy was the largest rocket to date launched from Vandenberg. Carrying a reconnaissance satellite, the 23 story

rocket used three boosters which produced over two million pounds of thrust. The large rocket was launched from Space Complex 6

which was initially designed to launch the Space Shuttle from Vandenberg.

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