This image provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an interceptor missile lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010 during a test of an anti-ballistic missile ... more 
This image provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an interceptor missile lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010 during a test of an anti-ballistic missile defense system. The missile released a device called an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, designed to plow into a target missile fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands 4,000 miles away. The missile failed to hit the target, the Air Force announced. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vandenberg AFB
Fri, Dec 17, 2010 5:30 AM EST