Go Flight!

Yesterday a Delta IV Heavy rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, making history as the biggest launch vehicle ever shot into space from the West Coast of the United States. Here’s what it looked like from much closer to the action:

And of course, being geek enough about such things, I climbed out on the roof yesteday afternoon and snapped a couple shots of what it looked like about a couple minutes into the event from about 150 miles away (click images for the bigger pictures):