A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to port aboard a drone ship following the JCSAT-14 Mission in May, 2016. Credit: SpaceX
Air Force Secretary nominee Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 30. Credit: CSPAN
X-37B OTV-4 landing
Members of the 1st Space Operations Squadron operate satellites at the new combined ops floor at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 28, 2017. The Air Force wants the "Space Flag" exercise to be a chance for airmen to hone their problem-solving and war-fighting skills. Credit:  Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez/U.S. Air Force
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is looking at ways to bolster cybersecurity, especially for older satellites and ground control stations. Credit: Airman 1st Class Krystal Ardrey/U.S. Air Force
Lt. Gen. David Buck, commander, 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space, answers questions from reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 6, 2017 at the 33rd Space Symposium. Credit: Dave Grim/U.S. Air Force
Air Force Secretary nominee Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 30. Credit: CSPAN
Falcon 9 DSCOVR Launch
WGS satellites Air Force
The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
A ULA Delta 4 lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 18, carrying the Wideband Global Satcom 9 satellite. Credit: ULA
GPS 3. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Liberty
WGS-8 awaits launch aboard a ULA Delta 4 rocket early in the afternoon of Dec. 7 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Credit: ULA
U.S. Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) discussed his American Space Renaissance Act during an industry breakfast at the 32nd Space Symposium in April 2016. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Astronaut Thomas D. Jones, mission specialist, works near the International Space Station during STS-98 in this 2001 file photo. NASA hopes a competition will help it improve waste disposal systems in spacesuits, either for long spacewalks or emergencies. Credit: NASA

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