Congress is warning the Space Force against complacency, encouraging it to embrace innovative ways of doing business in areas like space launch and use of commercial space services.
“We're all hoping to move forward with a final decision as quickly as we can," Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said regarding the relocation of U.S. Space Command
On National Security | Congress’ failure to pass a 2022 budget is especially detrimental to the Space Force
Budget crises aside, the Space Force will have to overcome its lack of size by pushing innovative ideas and showing new approaches in the acquisition of space technologies.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in a letter Jan. 31 asked House defense appropriators to add $50 million to the Pentagon’s 2022 budget for tactically responsive space launch.
Former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine is wading into one of Virginia’s congressional races, backing a Republican candidate with a background in national security space.
Rep. Adam Schiff: 'Sometimes when you keep things classified that don't need to be, you breed a lot of public conspiratorial thinking'
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said he expects to see a shift in U.S. military spending away from large satellites to a “more survivable infrastructure” of smaller spacecraft.
As chair of the NASA oversight committee in the House in 1988, Bill Nelson presided over the adoption of the Space Settlement Act, a visionary declaration of Congress that could and should be a guiding theme as he takes on the top NASA leadership position.
As the fallout from the Jan. 6 deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol continues, the crisis has forced a reckoning of sorts in a sector of American industry that typically steers clear of political controversy.
The uncomfortable truth now facing the space community, in the days after the horrific events at the Capitol Jan. 6, is that some of the most prominent Republican supporters of space in Congress are on the wrong side of history.
As the House and Senate struggle with pandemic relief and other spending bills, there seems little opportunity for anything space-related to get through Congress.
The FCC pushed back on new criticism from the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.
The U.S. Space Force is asking for changes in the rules that currently are in place for buying new weapon systems.
The House Armed Services Committee said the FCC's approval of Ligado’s proposal disregards federal law.
While the National Space Council has laid out a clear path to a prosperous American future in space and NASA leadership have embraced ambitious goals with quick and efficient plans, the NASA Authorization Act of 2020 would return American spaceflight beyond low Earth orbit to governmental control.
The United States has two choices: compete with developing nations in a new race to the moon, one it could possibly lose; or do what President John F. Kennedy did after the U.S. lost the early rounds of the space race to the Soviet Union — set a more distant goal.
Thornberry's letter to DoD: "It is important for us to understand the benefits and challenges of a full range of options.”
Congress this month will decide whether there should be a "space corps" separate from the Air Force.
Finding another James Webb to run NASA was no easy task. President Trump considered several excellent candidates, some of whom we personally admire, but in the spirit of Webb’s leadership, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is the president’s nominee for NASA administrator.
Rep. Mike Rogers says Air Force "better shape up or they’ll figure out who is in charge here," while Gen. David Goldfein says "now’s not the time to build seems and segregate and separate."