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.
Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a breakfast hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies June 20, 2017. Credit: Phillip Swarts/SpaceNews
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
X-37B OTV-4 landing
BE-4 powerpack
The U.S. Air Force's  upcoming fifth and sixth satellites in its missile warning constellation will have a new satellite bus, Lockheed Martin's A2100. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
ULA Vulcan
Credit: SpaceNews/Lance Marburger
U.S. Air Force Col. Sidney Conner, deputy director,  space programs assistant secretary (acquisition) speaking May 9 at the Washington Space Business Roundtable. Credit: SpaceNews
U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond and Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee at the 33rd Space Symposium breakfast where Rogers was the featured speaker. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Orbital ATK is developing the NGL rocket to launch from a multi-use pad at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Orbital ATK artist’s concept
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, who took over leadership of Space Command in October, said the organization also is looking to overhaul its acquisition system. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Rep.  Mike Rogers greets Gen. John "Jay" Raymond at Tuesday's government affairs breakfast at the 33rd  Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) chairs the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. Credit: Office of Congressman Mike Rogers
SBIRS GEO Flight 3, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin

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