KODIAK ISLAND ROCKET LAUNCH
First time to Kodiak Island. First time to witness a rocket launch. The rocket, a Minotaur IV, took off from our Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s Launch Complex with a payload of 7 satellites carrying 16 experiments. Everything happened on time and as planned. The Aerospace Corporation is owned by the State of Alaska. I was invited to view the launch because I'm a member of our House Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, and a Joint Armed Services Committee Designee for the 2011 Legislative session.