SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, which made its debut Feb. 6, is the foundation of author Robert Zubrin’s “Moon Direct” plan for affordably returning humans to the moon within four years. Credit: SpaceX
Launch of Atlas 5 SBIRS GEO-2 from Cape Canaveral AFS. Credit: United Launch Alliance
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
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)
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Power Wall at an April 30 event in Los Angeles. Credit: Tesla video grab
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

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