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Local media gets first glimpse of Delta IV

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Inside Space Launch Complex-6 here Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, United Launch Alliance prepares a Delta IV Heavy for its scheduled December 2010 launch date. This rocket will be the first Delta IV Heavy West Coast launch and the largest rocket to ever launch from Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Inside Space Launch Complex-6 here Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, United Launch Alliance prepares a Delta IV Heavy for its scheduled December 2010 launch date. This rocket will be the first Delta IV Heavy West Coast launch and the largest rocket to ever launch from Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Brady Hauboldt, the 4th Space Launch Squadron commander, talks to the media about the Delta IV Heavy, showing the tip of the rocket here Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The Delta IV is scheduled to launch in December 2010. The Delta IV Heavy will be the largest rocket to ever launch from Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Brady Hauboldt, the 4th Space Launch Squadron commander, talks to the media about the Delta IV Heavy, showing the tip of the rocket here Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The Delta IV is scheduled to launch in December 2010. The Delta IV Heavy will be the largest rocket to ever launch from Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With great poise, James Boyle, the Space Launch Complex-6 site manager, talks to the media about the Delta IV Heavy here Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The Delta IV is scheduled to launch in December 2010. The Delta IV Heavy will be the largest rocket to ever launch from Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With great poise, James Boyle, the Space Launch Complex-6 site manager, talks to the media about the Delta IV Heavy here Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The Delta IV is scheduled to launch in December 2010. The Delta IV Heavy will be the largest rocket to ever launch from Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)