Orbital's L-1011 is already in the air with the Pegasus rocket attached to its belly. Love seeing that bird in the air.
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Funny thing, I was unaware of this launch but was fortunate enough to witness some of the action with the naked eye purely by chance on my bike ride home at ~7:30pm. The deployment point was 36N 123W, not too far from the Monterey coast:
Either the rocket itself or possibly a fighter-jet chase plane left a streaking contrail that was very visible to anyone with a clear view to the southwest from the hills around Monterey. The contrail moved across the sky so rapidly it was obvious it wasn't made by an ordinary jet transport.
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I would never have known what I was looking at if I hadn't seen your post, indcwby.