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Civic Leaders Tour Base to Learn about Upcoming Space Based Space Surveillance Launch

Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area stand in front of a static display
at Vandenberg Air Force Base on June 16 , 2010. The group toured various
locations during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation initiated by
the Space and Missile Systems Center to provide a better understanding of
how the Air Force contributes to the space mission. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area stand in front of a static display at Vandenberg Air Force Base on June 16 , 2010. The group toured various locations during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation initiated by the Space and Missile Systems Center to provide a better understanding of how the Air Force contributes to the space mission. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area are briefed on the contributions
Vandenberg Air Force Base has made toward sustained support of the space
program. The presentation took place on June 16 , 2010, at the Space and
Missile Heritage Center and was part of the Space Based Space Surveillance
orientation. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area are briefed on the contributions Vandenberg Air Force Base has made toward sustained support of the space program. The presentation took place on June 16 , 2010, at the Space and Missile Heritage Center and was part of the Space Based Space Surveillance orientation. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Jay Prichard, Curator, Space and Missile Heritage Center, Vandenberg AFB,
provides information about the role VAFB has had on the missile testing and
training industry. Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area toured the
Heritage Center June 16, 2010, during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation at Vandenberg to gain a better understanding of how programs developed at the Space and Missile Systems Center contribute to the United States space
program. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Jay Prichard, Curator, Space and Missile Heritage Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., provides information about the role VAFB has had on the missile testing and training industry. Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area toured the Heritage Center June 16, 2010, during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation at VAFB to gain a better understanding of how programs developed at the Space and Missile Systems Center contribute to the United States space program. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Jay Prichard, Curator, Space and Missile Heritage Center, Vandenberg AFB, uses a model to illustrate the science behind satellite trajectory and the role VAFB has had on the missile testing and training industry. Civic leaders from the Los Angeles, CA area toured the Heritage Center June 16, 2010, during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation at Vandenberg to gain a better understanding of how programs developed at the Space and Missile Systems Center contribute to the United States space program.  satellite trajectory and space sciene as well as the role VAFB has had on the missile testing and training industry. Civic leaders from the Los Angeles, CA area toured the Heritage Center during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation at Vandenberg to gain a better understanding of how programs developed at the Space and Missile Systems Center contribute to the United States space program. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Jay Prichard, Curator, Space and Missile Heritage Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., uses a model to illustrate the science behind satellite trajectory and the role VAFB has had on the missile testing and training industry. Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area toured the Heritage Center June 16, 2010, during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation at Vandenberg to gain a better understanding of how programs developed at the Space and Missile Systems Center contribute to the United States space program. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Jay Prichard, Curator, Space and Missile Heritage Center, Vandenberg AFB, speaks about the technology and programs used to launch space vehicles over the years. Civic leaders from the Los Angeles, CA area toured the Heritage Center June 16, 2010, during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation at Vandenberg to gain a better understanding of how programs developed at the Space and Missile Systems Center contribute to the United States space program. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Jay Prichard, Curator, Space and Missile Heritage Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., speaks about the technology and programs used to launch space vehicles over the years. Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area toured the Heritage Center June 16, 2010, during a Space Based Space Surveillance orientation at VAFB to gain a better understanding of how programs developed at the Space and Missile Systems Center contribute to the United States space program. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area stand in front of SLC-6 during their Space Based Space Surveillance orientation on June 16, 2010, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The orientation provided an in depth look at how the work performed at the Space and Missile Systems Center is linked to the launch effort at Vandenberg. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)

Civic leaders from the Los Angeles area stand in front of Space Launch Complex 6 during their Space Based Space Surveillance orientation on June 16, 2010, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The orientation provided an in-depth look at how the work performed at the Space and Missile Systems Center is linked to the launch effort at Vandenberg. (Photo by Atiba Copeland)