SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discusses U.S. space operations with Gen. Jay Raymond, the Commander, Air Force Space Command, and Joint Force Space Component Commander; and Gen Terrence O’Shaughnessy, the Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, April 15, 2019. During Musk’s visit to Colorado Springs, Colorado, he participated in conversations and round table briefings about future space operations and homeland defense innovation.
100th Missile Defense Brigade National Guard soldiers operate missile warning satellites at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Credit: National Guard
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
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)
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Will Roper. Credit: Keith Johnson
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson speaks April 9, 2019 at the 35th Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Rocket Communications is demonstrating its user experience tool, called Astro, at the Space Symposium. Credit: Rocket Communications
Electron ELaNa-19 launch
Clockwise from left: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, ULA's Vulcan Centaur, Northrop Grumman's OmegA and Blue Origin's New Glenn rockets are all in the running to compete for a block of launch contracts the U.S. Air Force intends to divide between two providers during phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreements (LSA) program. Credit: SpaceX / ULA / Northrop Grumman / Blue Origin
SpaceX Falcon Heavy
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request March 13, 2019. Credit: U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson testifies March 7 before  the Senate Armed Services Committee. Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo by Wayne Clark

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