Titan IV, Vandenberg AFB, CA

May 22, 1999, 02:36 PDT

Exposure: 30 seconds, f/3.5, 15 seconds, f/3.5
Film: Fujicolor 400 color print
Lens: Tamaron 28mm-200mm .
Location: Winchester Canyon Road, Goleta, CA.
Another one of those foggy mornings. The launch was on time but cloud cover and fog made it difficult to see anything. A slight break in the clouds allowed this brief view of the first stage.

The Titan has had a poor record for the past six months and this launch was successful, though not visually spectacular.

The sceond shot shows the second stage firing and trailing pieces falling.

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