Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson talks with Stratolaunch CEO Jean Floyd (left) at the company’s hangar in Mojave, Calif. Credit: Heather Wilson via Twitter
Scott Pace. Credit: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats
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Russia is working to complete the Vostochny Cosmodrome in time for an April launch. 
A consortium of companies, including U.S.-based Lockheed Martin, has submitted a proposal to the U.K. Space Agency with a goal of having a launch facility in the Scottish Highlands operational by 2020. Credit: File photo of the Scottish Highlands
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)
Global Xpress satellite. Credit: Inmarsat artist's concept
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Sea Launch's Odyssey platform with launch vehicle. Credit: Sea Launch
An illustration of NASA's proposed "deep-space gateway" in orbit around the moon. Japan plans to make use of gateway as a jumping-off point for future lunar expeditions.  Credit: NASA
OneWeb satellite
Galileo navigation satellite. Credit: ESA
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Sunrise as viewed from the International Space Station in November. Framing the edge of sun is the Soyuz TMA-17M (front) which brought NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko to the station and a Russian Progress 60 (back) cargo craft which arrived back in July. Credit: NASA JSC
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