> A Raytheon-built Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, a
> 55-inch-long, 120-pound device sent skyward on
> a booster rocket, was launched from the Marshall
> Islands and then intercepted, collided with and
> destroyed a modified, unarmed intercontinental
> ballistic missile that had been fired 20 minutes
> earlier from California, 4,300 miles away.
> Observers said the resultant explosion 140 miles
> over the Pacific Ocean caused a vapor cloud of
> rainbow colors that could be seen for hundreds of
> miles. Inside the military observation room, it
> created a flurry of celebration.
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