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Massive Delta rocket nearly ready for launch
Posted: January 19, 2011

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These images show the Delta 4-Heavy rocket as workers retracted an assembly shelter on the eve of blastoff from Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The triple-body launcher will send a classified U.S. spy satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark

Credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark