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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches at 3:03 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Aug. 19, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The missile was randomly selected from Minot AFB, N.D. as a part of the system's operational test and evaluation program, which provides valuable data to evaluators and validates the reliability of the ICBM fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Davila)
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