Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin speaks at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium dinner. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Bryan Bacon
Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, surprises an audience at the 35th Space Symposium with a live video feed from the International Space Station featuring Air Force Col. Nick Hague, NASA Astronaut, in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 9, 2019. Credit: U.S. Air Force
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Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks to employees during a tour of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center on Aug. 27, 2018. Credit: Air Force
An Indian PDV-Mk II missile lifts off March 27 en route to intercept and destroy Microsat-R. Credit: Government of India
Maxwell AFB, Ala. - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addresses Air Force Chief Master Sergeants and Senior Master Sergeants selected for promotion to Chief attending the 2019 Chiefs Orientation Conference hosted by Air University. (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, and Commander of U.S. Strategic Command Gen. John Hyten testify April 11, 2019 in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Credit: YouTube
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, congratulates Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson April 9, 2019, at the 35th Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
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Satellites such as the Space Based Infrared System and Advanced AEHF are part of the in-space node of a U.S. nuclear triad consisting of ballistic missile submarines, strategic bombers and land-based ICBMs. Credit: SpaceNews graphic
“Future wars will be waged not just in the air, on the land or at sea but also in space and cyberspace, dramatically increasing the complexity of warfare,” David Norquist, acting deputy secretary of defense, told reporters following the rollout of the Pentagon’s budget March 12. 
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NOAA's GOES West satellite captured this image March 13 of a winter storm that hit the U.S. with heavy snow, rain and blizzard conditions. Credit: NOAA NESDIS

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