On Jan. 20, the Delta IV Heavy, the largest rocket to ever be launched from the West Coast, successfully blasted off into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County.
On Jan. 20, the Delta IV Heavy, the largest rocket to ever be launched from the West Coast, successfully blasted off into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County.
On Jan. 20, the Delta IV Heavy, the largest rocket to ever be launched from the West Coast, successfully blasted off into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County.

Good weather is key to launching a rocket

February 12, 2011 09:19 PM

About Weather Watch

John Lindsey

@PGE_John

John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .