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Space Force releases 1st doctrine, defines “spacepower” as distinct form of...

Fewer than eight months after its creation, America’s newest military service published its first doctrine, the U.S. Space Force’s Space Capstone Publication, entitled Spacepower. The SCP,...

Questioning Mars as humanity’s ultimate 21st century pioneering destination in space

by Peter Merlin, special to Aerotech News "We're going to Mars," President Donald Trump told reporters at a White House press conference in 2019. Maybe not,...

Space Force awards launch service contracts to ULA, SpaceX

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, competitively awarded two Firm-Fixed-Price,...

Four down, four to go: Artemis I rocket moves closer to...

The Space Launch System rocket core stage for the Artemis I lunar mission has successfully completed its first four Green Run tests and is building on those tests...

Virgin Orbit to launch 11 satellites for NASA on second launch...

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, announced Aug. 3 that its LauncherOne rocket will carry 11 small satellites onboard the company’s upcoming Launch...

NASA astronauts safely splash down

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Aug. 2, 2020, for the first time in a commercially built and operated...

Successful launch sends Perseverance on 7-month journey to Mars

Not obstacles, not complexity — not even a worldwide pandemic — could keep NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover from blasting off on its historic mission to...

Space Force makes history with all-female 2 SOPS crew

The U.S. Air Force has been providing precise position, navigation and timing for more than 25 years, however a first-of-its-kind crew assumed command and...
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Virgin Galactic reveals SpaceshipTwo cabin interior

During a July 28, 2020, virtual event, Virgin Galactic revealed the cabin interior for its first SpaceshipTwo vehicle. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the...

Top 10 things to know for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 return

History was made May 30, 2020, when NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on...