Vandenberg Air Force Base, UNITED STATES
United Launch Alliance rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California
A 127-foot (39 meter) rocket built and flown by United Launch Alliance blasts off at 6:22 a.m. PST (14:22 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California January 31, 2015.
The Delta 2 rocket is carrying a NASA satellite to measure how much water is in Earth?s soil, information that will help weather forecasting and tracking of global climate change.
REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)