U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith leads the 45th Space Wing, winner of the SpaceNews 2017 Government Agency of the Year award. (Credit: Capt. Christopher Merrian/U.S. Air Force)
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein. (Credit: USAF)
U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond (right), commander of Air Force Space Command, welcomes Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (left) to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2018. Credit: USAF
SpaceX Falcon Heavy
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifts off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on its inaugural flight Feb. 6. Credit: SpaceNews / Craig Vander Galien
Falcon Heavy artist's concept
Falcon Heavy on LC-39A
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Falcon Heavy on pad
Falcon Heavy on pad
Falcon Heavy static fire
Falcon Heavy on pad
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (above) and Blue Origin’s planned New Glenn heavy lifter should prove that big, new rockets are no longer the sole province of government. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX Falcon 9 grid fins
Falcon Heavy static fire
Jonathan Arenberg (L), John Mace Grunsfeld (C), and Mary Lynne Dittmar (R), discuss the potential of heavy launch for scientific exploration at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Credit: Tom Kimmell

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