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Delta 2 Rocket Launch Protest at Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Date:
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
The front gate of Vandenberg Space Command - Intersection of Hwy 1 and Casamila-Lompoc Road. (Six miles north of Lompoc on Highway 1 in Santa Barbara County, CA.)

On May 5, 2009 at 1:24pm, there will be a Delta 2 rocket launch at the SLC-2W launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket will launch the Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction (STSS-ATRR) research and development mission for the Missile Defense Agency. It is a satellite launch for tracking and surveillance.

The protest against the NMD program will begin at the start of the 1 pm launch window (see http://www.spacearchive.info/vafbsked.htm ).  It will be held at the front gate of Vandenberg Space Command - Intersection of Hwy 1 and Casamila-Lompoc Road. (Six miles north of Lompoc on Highway 1 in Santa Barbara County, CA.)  The protest will continue until the Delta 2 rocket is launched. The protest is sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power is Space.

For further info call 831-206-5043 or e-mail youthrightssal@gmail.com

There are many people around the world who support our efforts. We would like to include as many names as possible in our press release. Please send us a short statement on your letterhead expressing your opposition to the “Star Wars” (Missile Defense) tracking and surveillance network. Signed statements are preferable. Please scan the document and send it as an attachment to: macgregoreddy@gmail.com Thank you for your support.

Added to the calendar on Mon, May 4, 2009 4:57PM
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