Vandenberg Air Force BaseBearing witness to the birth of the Space Age, Vandenberg Air Force Base has been the launch site of many of America's missiles and rockets, from military missions to voyages of exploration. Here launched the first polar orbiting satellite Discoverer I in 1959. The Discoverer series of satellites were the public name of the now declassified Corona Program, America's first photo reconnaissance satellite. This site has also been home to the training of the crews and test flights of many of America's Intermediate-Range and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile systems. From 1957 to the present day, Vandenberg has been an integral part of America's space and defense programs.
|Placed By||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 5:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 725970 N 3847373|
|Decimal Degrees||34.74350000, -120.53160000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 44.61', W 120° 31.896'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 44' 36.6" N, 120° 31' 53.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||805, 661|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near California Blvd, Vandenberg Air Force Base CA 93437, US|
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