Vandenburg Rocket Launch Seen Over Big Bear LakeBig Bear Lake, CA April 15, 2011 4:00 pm – Last night’s Atlas 5 rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, CA was seen over Big Bear Lake.  The launch occurred at 9:54 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2011.  For more information go to Thanks to Roger Vieau for the photo of the rocket streaming across the sky above Big Bear Lake.