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Published June 22, 2011, 03:03 PM

UPDATED: Unarmed North Dakota Minuteman missile launched in California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile blasted off early Wednesday on a test flight from California to a target in the Pacific Ocean, but a communications problem forced the launch command to be issued by ground control rather than an airborne launch control system, the Air Force said.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

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