Today is the final day of the ASCEND conference, and one of the starting sessions was with General Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, US Space Force. Raymond was joined by Lt. General John Thompson from the Space and Missile Systems Center and Mike Roberts from the Space Rapid Capabilities Office to talk about what they are doing to increase the US’ national security in space.
Space Force Stories November 18
Space Force Stories October 21
Space Force selects General Stephen N. Whiting to lead Space Operations Command
US Space Force Chief of Space Operations General Jay Raymond has selected General Stephen N. Whiting to serve as Space Operations Command. General Whiting previously served as Deputy Commander, Headquarters United States Space Force.
Space Force Stories August 11
In a widely anticipated announcement, U.S. Space Force and Air Force officials awarded Phase II of U.S. national security missions launch contracts to ULA and SpaceX as the primary launch providers through 2027. The NSSL (National Security Space Launch) Contract is a firm-fixed-price that will support launches planned from fiscal 2022 – fiscal 2027.
These contracts include early integration studies, launch service support, fleet surveillance, launch vehicle production, mission integration, mission launch operations, mission assurance, spaceflight worthiness, and mission unique activities for each mission.
Space Force Stories July 15
Northrop Grumman’s 78-foot-tall Minotaur IV expendable launch system is lifting off from NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility in Virginia. The launch is the first Minotaur IV launch from Virginia’s Space Coast and the first National Reconnaissance Office launch using the Minotaur IV system.
Today’s Minotaur IV launch is also the first use of the expendable launch system since August 2017. The system has been used for a total of seven launches since April 2010, and one to two additional launches are already planned. NASA says the next launch from Wallops Flight Facility will be sometime in mid-August.
Minotaur rockets are created using decommissioned MX Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missiles created in the late 80s and early 90s.
Space Force Stories June 9
The newly formed United States Space Force is currently in the process of recruiting talent from the Air Force to build out the newest military branch. Between now and 2023, Space Force will consolidate and absorb all space-related roles from the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Space Force Stories June 8
Netflix isn’t kidding around when it comes to securing the trademark for its new “Space Force” comedy. What could that mean for the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces that shares the same name?
Space Force Stories May 29
Planning a virtual SpaceX launch watch party on Saturday? ‘Space Force’ now streaming on Netflix
Too much electricity in the atmosphere may have delayed SpaceX from sending NASA astronauts to space this week, but a little tropical weather is no match for “Space Force.”
Space Force Stories May 5
What do you when you’ve binged every season of “The Office” during quarantine and you’re not sure a fifth binge session is healthy? There’s only one correct answer. Well, after you take a walk and consider a shower, that is. Watch the new “Space Force” series from the creators of “The Office” on Netflix.
The full trailer for the new comedy series starring Steve Carell landed today, and fans of “The Office” will appreciate echoes of Michael Scott being in way over his head.
Only this time Michael Scott is Mark Naird, a civil servant tasked with leading a new branch of the military called Space Force. Sound familiar? Check out the new trailer released today:
Space Force Stories March 26
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