Stock Photo Description: Free, public domain image: Ground Based Interceptor Lifting Off with the Sun Shining Behind.
A ground-based interceptor lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 5, 2008. The launch is a test of the ground-based midcourse defense element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, which successfully intercepted a long-range target launched from Kodiak, Alaska. (DoD photo by Joe Davila, U.S. Air Force.
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