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Delta IV rocket launch rescheduled for Friday on California

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(NBC Los Angeles) - A Delta IV rocket launch scrubbed Thursday was set for Friday afternoon from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.

Click here for launch updates.

The launch will be the agency's first in 2018 at the air base northwest of Santa Barbara. It is part of a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV medium rocket will carry a national security payload designed, built and operated by the NRO, the agency said.

Details about the mission were not available.

The original launch, scheduled for Wednesday, was scrubbed due to high winds.

You can get a close-up view of Vandenberg launches at a nearby public viewing area. The Weather Station site is off of Corral Road near the base. Take Highway 1 to the Santa Maria Gate and onto Lompoc Casmalia Road. At the barriers, turn right onto Corral Road and then left to the top. You'll find bleachers set up for spectators.

Last month, a SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg captured the attention of Southern Californians throughout the region with a spectacular show in the night sky.

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