Aerospace Corp. headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. Credit: Aerospace Corp.
The 2nd Annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.
SSO-A deployment
Gen. C.Q. Brown, commander, Pacific Air Forces, speaks with Airman 1st Class Nathan Barboza  at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Credit: U.S. Air National Guard
U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson speaks during the Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar, Washington, D.C., July 24, 2018. The Air Force has continuously placed an emphasis on school age dependent education because of a direct correlation with family resilience/readiness to maintain a willingness of families to continue to support their Airman sponsors wherever they are asked to serve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)
Artist's concept of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket lifting off.
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
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”Customers that want to use our vehicle are coming out of the woodwork. People are joining the consortium like you would not believe.”
— Lt. Gen. John Thompson, speaking at the Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber conference Sept. 18, 2018. Credit: U.S. Air Force
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
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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