The last Delta II rocket lifted off from Vandenberg AFB in California Sept 15 to dispatch a NASA science satellite into polar orbit to monitor the planet’s ice sheets, sea level changes and forest canopies, marking the 155th and final mission for the booster that helped put the U.S. back into the space business after the 1986 Challenger accident…

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Delta II Delivers IceSat-2, Flies Into History Books

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