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Our view: Vandenberg plays key role in keeping America safe

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Vandenberg plays key role in keeping America safe

An apparently successful test of an anti-missile system over the Pacific Ocean on May 30 reminds us of the diverse role that Vandenberg Air Force Base plays in the space race. Vandenberg’s capacity for lofting commercial and military satellites into orbit has made it — along with Cape Canaveral — a favored spot for government-funded Read More →

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SpaceX explosion jeopardizes VAFB launch

By   /  Thursday, September 1st, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SpaceX explosion jeopardizes VAFB launch

Less than three weeks before a SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, a SpaceX rocket exploded during a test on the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Sept. 1. The explosion happened during a test of the rocket’s engines known as a static fire test. In the ensuing blaze, a Facebook communications satellite designed Read More →

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SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 off Florida Coast

By   /  Friday, April 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 off Florida Coast

SpaceX landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship for the first time April 8 off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch came only months after a Falcon 9 launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base failed to land successfully on a drone ship Jan 17. On Dec. 21, SpaceX landed a Falcon Read More →

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