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Can I come on base to watch a launch?

Vandenberg Air Force Base is designated as a closed installation. Access to the base for launch viewing is limited to those with base access. Members of the media may contact the Public Affairs office at (805) 606-3595 for accreditation and launch coverage.

When is the next scheduled launch?

Information on upcoming Vandenberg launches is available by calling the Straight Talk Line at 805-606-VAND (8263).  Launch day and time is released three to five days in advance and is available on the hotline during that timeframe.   Beyond that, only the month and year of the next planned launch will be posted. 

Where’s the best place to view a launch?

The public viewing site for Vandenberg launches is off of Corral Road near Vandenberg's main gate. To access the area, take Highway 1 to the Santa Maria Gate and proceed on Lompoc Casmalia Road.  At the barriers, turn right onto Corral Road and bear left to the top. The launch countdown net and port-o-lets are set up near the bleachers.

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