A Minotaur 1 rocket carrying a national security payload is successfully launched from from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California's Central Coast at 4:26 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. The launch ... more 
A Minotaur 1 rocket carrying a national security payload is successfully launched from from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California's Central Coast at 4:26 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. The launch scheduled for Saturday had been delayed by a day because of power problems with the rocket's safety equipment. The four-stage, solid-fueled rocket was carrying a research and development spacecraft for the National Reconnaissance Office, but officials gave no further details on the craft's purpose or cost. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Andrew Satran
Sun, Feb 6, 2011 4:38 PM EST