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Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) shakes hands with Gen. Jay Raymond, head of Air Force Space Command, at the 2017 Space Symposium. Rogers and the Air Force have recently found themselves at odds over the congressman's "Space Corps" proposal. Credit: Tom Kimmell/SpaceNews
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), above, said after a three-hour hearing he would prefer the Air Force re-engine the Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: C-SPAN.
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The U.K. Space Conference in Manchester was a showcase of bold new plans by British space start-ups, but companies could soon face potential damages from Brexit and the possible withdrawal from the European Single Market. Credit: U.K. Space Conference via Flickr
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 6 in Washington. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash
Vice President Mike Pence applauds during an event where NASA introduced 12 new astronaut candidates, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. After completing two years of training, the new astronaut candidates could be assigned to missions performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies, and launching on deep space missions on NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, standing, will become the head of the National Space Council once President Trump, seated, signs an executive order reestablishing the White House-level policy and oversight body. Credit: White house/Flickr
States must put more pressure on spacefaring nations to prevent and mitigate the creation of space debris. Credit: Paul Fleet
Close-up of the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle departing the asteroid after capturing a boulder from its surface. Credit: NASA artist's concept
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) will hold a hearing Jan. 27 on Russian rocket engines. McCain has been a vocal critic of the Air Force's reliance on the RD-180 engine. Credit: Roll Call video capture
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