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The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A miniaturized version of KSC’s Launch Complex 39 where the Air Force was planning on launching dozens of Shuttle missions.

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Restrooms at Vandenberg Air Force Base in CA.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop a launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of its planned Jan. 17, 2016 launch of the Jason-3 ocean-mapping satellite for NASA and NOAA.<br />

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The U.S. Air Force landed its mysterious X-37B space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 17, 2014. See the landing photos here.

from Foxtrot Alpha

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

Everybody identifies Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center as the epicenters of America’s now defunct Space Shuttle Program. What most people don’t know is that the Shuttle almost had a second home at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the south central coast of California.

from Foxtrot Alpha

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

Everybody identifies Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center as the epicenters of America’s now defunct Space Shuttle Program. What most people don’t know is that the Shuttle almost had a second home at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the south central coast of California.

Recovery crew members process the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base after completing 674 days in space. A total of three X-37B missions have been completed, totaling 1,367 days on orbit. Photo: Boeing

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secret space plane lands on California coast

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast.

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A Peacekeeper missile blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, 24 August 1985. (Air Force Space & Missile Museum)

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Space Shuttle Enterprise being towed to Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base 1985. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!