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The U.S. Air Force selected ULA, Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems to receive hundreds of millions of dollars apiece to develop new launch vehicles for launching national security payloads Credit: SpaceNews graphic
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks to the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22, 2018.  Credit: U.S. Air Force
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers her the “Air Force We Need,” address during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 17, 2018. During her remarks, Wilson stressed the Air Force will need more active, guard and reserve Airmen to fully enable the service’s operational squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks prior to signing a Letter of Intent with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2018. The Letter of Intent initiates a strategic partnership focused on research in four areas of common interest: space operations and geosciences, advanced material sciences, information and data sciences, and workforce and processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)
The ULA Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Air Force's SBIRS GEO-3 satellite sits on the pad ready for launch, but will have to wait at least another day after  the attempt was scrubbed. Credit: ULA
Lockheed Martin technicians install AEHF-4's solar wing before shipping the nuclear-hardened U.S. Air Force satellite to Florida for launch. Credit: Lockheed Martin
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The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., April 18, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
Morgan Stanley projects that the establishment of  a U.S. Space Force could help boost privately held SpaceX's valuation high as $120 billion. Cowen Washington Research Group is less optimistic that Trump's call for a Space Force will dramatically boost space spending.
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