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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A United Launch Alliance contractor tethers a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite into position for lift and mate to Vandenberg's Delta II rocket. The rocket is scheduled to launch Feb. 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark P. Mackley)

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