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Rocket Launch

An Atlas V rocket carrying national security payload lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
(NBC News) A top-secret mission blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in full view of the world.

Video from the United Launch Alliance shows the liftoff of the Atlas 5 rocket early Friday morning.

The 19-story tall rocket carried a payload for the national reconnaissance office but the agency isn't releasing any details about it.

The launch was the second time an Atlas 5 rocket was launched from the west coast this year.
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