California spy satellite launch scrubbed again

The launch of a spy satellite from a Central California base was scrubbed last night but folks still got a light show.

A hydrogen leak in one engine halted the launch only minutes before takeoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base last night. The launch was reset for 5:31 tonight.

It's the fourth time the launch was postponed in the past two weeks. The rocket will carry a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Vandenberg's sunset launches can be seen for hundreds of miles and about the time of the planned launch, folks in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and even farther south reported seeing a strange, shining, cloudlike squiggle in the sky.

Astronomers say it wasn't a rocket launch but probably a meteor entering the atmosphere.

Dawn Kamber