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"We must win today's fight and to prepare for tomorrow's fight, putting equal weight on preparing for the systems of the future. We also have a sacred responsibility to deliver space effects to soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen wherever they are, all the time.”
Gen. John Hyten, commander, U.S. Strategic Command. Credit: Flickr
Gen. John Raymond Speaks at the "Fighting Under Fire" Panel Discussion
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
An updated illustration of the lunar Gateway, released by NASA March 11, shows the proposed international partner contributions to the facility. On March 26, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to land humans on the moon by 2024, four years earlier than the agency's current plans. Credit: NASA
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An Indian PDV-Mk II missile lifts off March 27 en route to intercept and destroy Microsat-R. Credit: Government of India
An Indian PDV-Mk II missile lifts off March 27 en route to intercept and destroy Microsat-R. Credit: Government of India
Kevin O'Connell
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
SpaceShipTwo, with its tail booms raised in the feathered position, near the 89.9-kilometer peak altitude the vehicle achieved during its Feb. 25 suborbital spaceflight. Credit: Virgin Galactic
The viability of commercial space stations such as the proposed Axiom Station depend on the availability of commercial crew transportation and the retirement of the International Space Station. Credit: Axiom Space illustration
If outer space is the "final frontier," the private commercialization of low Earth orbit — about 100-1,200 miles up — could become the new Wild West if we're not careful. Credit: Charles Marion Russell
WFIRST
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy
rocket lifts off Feb. 6 on its maiden launch carrying a Tesla Roadster on a Mars-bound trajectory. Credit: SpaceX
United Launch Alliance successfully launched Feb. 5  an Atlas 5 rocket carrying the GPS 2F-12 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. Credit: ULA.

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