A Falcon 9 carrying X-37B beneath its protective shroud minutes before its Sept. 7 liftoff from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Credit: SpaceX video
X-37B OTV-4 landing
An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, during a February 2016 test.  Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos
Minotaur IV graphic
The U.S. Air Force has named Shawn Barnes to be assistant deputy chief of staff for space operations directorate, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln to be mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for space operations. Credit: DoD
A U.S. ICBM in its silo. Credit: U.S. Department of Defense
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, who took over leadership of Space Command in October, speaking at the 33rd Space Symposium earlier this year . Credit: Tom Kimmell
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

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