Posted: Dec 15, 2010 6:54 PM by Ariel Wesler
Updated: Dec 15, 2010 8:27 PM
The interceptor missile that blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base today failed to hit its target.
The missile launched just a few minutes after noon. It was supposed to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched from the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. The multi-million dollar test was delayed yesterday due to weather. This is the second failure in the last five missions.
"Every system that we have, whether its I.C.B.M. or Missile Defense, it's an integral part of keeping our systems safe and secure and keeping the homeland safe and secure," said Mike Terrill with the Missile Defense Agency.
Program coordinators say they will conduct an extensive investigation to figure out the cause of the failure.
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