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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Vice President Mike Pence speak at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Dec. 18. Credit: YouTube
Dream Chaser landing
A GPS 3 satellite atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sits at Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Credit: SpaceX
In April 2017, arms control experts said these Planet images showed where the United States, United Kingdom and France fired missiles on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Damascus, Syria. Credit: Planet
SpaceIL lander
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Ellen Lord visits launch startup Virgin Orbit in Long Beach, Calif. Credit: Virgin Orbit
New Shepard
Artist's rendering of a telecom satellite. Credit: Ovzon
Raymond Ross Whiting VAFB
Falcon 9 GRACE-FO launch
Electron ELaNa-19 launch
Europa lander
Stucky and Sturckow
ICEYE's future Synthetic-Aperture Radar constellation, shown in this illustration, will be designed to gather imagery of any point on Earth with an average revisit time of three hours. Credit: ICEYE
Branson
Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office speaks Aug. 6 during a panel on "Creating a More Resilient Space Architecture" during the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews).

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