Vandenberg AFB Rocket Launchs

Vandenberg AFB Rocket Launches Seen From Table Mountain Observatory

These pictures was taken during the summer and fall of 1965 of two different rocket launches from the
Vandenberg AFB. No dates were recorded, unfortunately. The second picture, below, is obviously of
a barium injection to study the ionosphere. The bright green cloud is the barium.

A 35mm camera was used to take these exposures on Kodak Kodachrome-X 64 ASA slide film.

Table Mountain Observatory, operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is located just west of the
town of Wrightwood, California at an elevation of 7500 feet.

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