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  • Space Force launches first mission

    03/26/2020 2:30:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 26 2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    The U.S. Space Force conducted its first launch Thursday, sending a military communications satellite into orbit. A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket blasted the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “Congrats @ulalaunch on today’s successful launch of #AEHF6—our 1st USSF Nat’l Security Space Launch!" Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond tweeted Thursday, thanking those involved in the project. The launch, deemed mission essential, went ahead Thursday despite the coronavirus outbreak that has infected at least 280 U.S. troops and disrupted training exercises, overseas deployments and other...
  • Space Force is looking for ideas 'in good taste' on what it should call its members

    02/14/2020 9:16:05 AM PST · by bobk333 · 193 replies
    Fox News ^ | Chris Ciaccia
    Following its official creation this past December, the Space Force is looking for ideas on what the members of the newest branch of the U.S. military should be called. "The U.S. Space Force is looking for feedback from U.S. military space professionals on what Space Force members should be called – similar to how the Air Force refers to its members as ‘Airmen’ or the Army refers to its members as ‘Soldiers,’" the Space Force wrote in a statement on its website. It continued: "Given the significance a name has to the identity and culture of an organization, the Space...
  • The Urgent Need for a United States Space Force

    02/11/2020 7:05:26 AM PST · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Hillsdale College-Imprimus ^ | January 2020 | Steven L. Kwast
    In June 2018, President Trump directed the Department of Defense to “begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.” The reason for a space force is simple: space is the strategic high ground from which all future wars will be fought. If we do not master space, our nation will become indefensible. Since that time, entrenched bureaucrats and military leaders across the Department of Defense, especially in the Air Force, have been resisting the President’s directive in every way they can. And this December, although Congress voted to approve a Space...
  • 3. Russian spacecraft tailing U.S. spy satellite, top Space Force official says

    02/11/2020 6:20:39 AM PST · by Twotone · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    The commander of the newly-established U.S. Space Force said Monday that two Russian satellites appear to be shadowing a U.S. spy satellite, often coming within 100 miles of the multibillion-dollar craft. “We view this behavior as unusual and disturbing,” Gen. John “Jay” Raymond said of the activity in an interview with TIME. “It has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space.” Raymond said U.S. analysts first noticed something amiss when the Russian spacecraft appeared to split into two smaller ones shortly after it was launched Nov. 26 mounted on a Soyuz rocket. “The way I picture it, in...
  • Mysterious Russian spacecraft has maneuvered into orbit right behind a $4 billion US spy satellite - and the Pentagon is worried it could be preparing for an attack

    02/01/2020 7:14:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01/31/2020 | Mary Kekatob
    A Russian 'inspector' spacecraft has changed its orbit to closely follow a secret American spy satellite. On January 20, Cosmos 2542 maneuvered so it was behind USA 245, a satellite that gathers images for military and intelligence purposes for the $4billion KH-11 photo reconnaissance project. The Russian craft is a 'space apparatus inspector,' meaning it's designed to monitor other satellites in space - and the US government has warned that it can use cameras and sensors to gather information about other satellites or even use high-power microwaves, lasers or radio frequency jammers to launch an attack.
  • new Space Force logo looks like Starfleet Command patch [my title]

    01/24/2020 2:15:05 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 74 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/24/20 | Donald J. Trump (Twitter)
    "After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!"
  • The first Space Force uniforms have reached the Pentagon, and people are making fun of the camouflage print

    01/18/2020 4:20:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 89 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 1/18/20 | Kat Tenbarge
    The newly created United States Space Force has new uniforms to match. The unit's official Twitter account posted a picture of the new "U.S. Space Force" nameplate and "United States Space Command" patch and said the uniforms had "touched down in the Pentagon." The US Space Force has been in the works of President Donald Trump's administration since March 2018, and it was officially created alongside the US Space Command when the president signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on December 20. **SNIP** "Space Force" trended on Twitter after the Department of Defense debuted the new uniforms, with many...
  • The US Space Force Just Swore In Its First "Chief Of Space Operations": Gen. John 'Jay' Raymond

    01/17/2020 11:06:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | 01/17/2020 | John Vibes
    This week, Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond was sworn in as the chief of Space Operations for the new United States Space Force. While it was initially reported as somewhat of a joke when Donald Trump first announced it, the U.S. Space Force is a very real thing and is now the seventh military branch of the Pentagon. On Tuesday, Raymond was sworn in by Vice President Pence at his ceremonial office. “It is President Trump’s belief that the United States must remain as dominant in space as we are on land and sea and the air. And your...
  • Space Force Bible Blessing At National Cathedral Sparks Outrage

    01/13/2020 11:11:14 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 39 replies
    https://www.npr.org ^ | January 13, 20205:43 PM ET | David Welna
    The blessing of what's being called "the official Bible for the new U.S. Space Force" at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday is drawing an outpouring of criticism on social media and condemnation from a prominent religious freedom advocacy group. "The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) condemns, in as full-throated a manner as is humanly possible, the shocking and repulsive display of only the most vile, exclusivist, fundamentalist Christian supremacy," MRFF founder and president Mikey Weinstein wrote in a statement denouncing the Bible blessing. "The utilization of a Christian bible to 'swear in' commanders of the new Space Force or...
  • SpaceX tests dark coating to appease stargazers as 60 more satellites launched

    01/07/2020 2:08:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 1/07/20 | Marcia Dunn
    SpaceX has launched 60 more mini internet satellites, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers. It is a “first step” compromise between SpaceX and astronomers fearful of having dark skies spoiled by hundreds and, eventually, thousands of bright satellites circling overhead. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted into a cold, clear night sky, recycled by SpaceX for its fourth flight. As the first-stage booster flew to a vertical landing on an ocean platform, the Starlink satellites continued hurtling towards orbit to join 120 similar spacecraft launched last year. Flight controllers applauded and the launch commentator described the booster’s fourth...
  • Why the USA Needs a Space Force

    01/03/2020 7:24:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2020 | Chet Richards
    The establishment of the United States Space Force tells us that we really do live in a science fiction world. For nearly forty years, the United States Air Force has had a Space Command. Now that organization is being upgraded to an independent military service. For the time being, the Space Force will report to the secretary of the Air Force. The arrangement is much like that of the Marine Corps, which reports to the secretary of the Navy. However, we can envision that in a few years, the Space Force will split from the Air Force and become truly...
  • Mike Pence: Space Force will transform national security | Commentary

    12/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Time and again throughout our history, the armed forces of the United States have proven to be the greatest force for good in the history of the world. Every day, millions of heroes get up to stand their post and defend the American people from harm — whether by land, sea, or air. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the strongest military in the world has grown stronger still. The president has signed into law the largest increase in the national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our troops in more than...
  • Steven Kwast | The Urgent Need for a U.S. Space Force

    12/21/2019 1:17:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 5/12/19 | Steve Kwast
    Steven L. Kwast is a retired Air Force general and former commander of the Air Education and Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in astronautical engineering, he holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a past president of the Air Force’s Air University in Montgomery, Alabama, and a former fighter pilot with extensive combat and command experience. He is the author of the study, “Fast Space: Leveraging Ultra Low-Cost Space Access for 21st Century Challenges.” Beginning in 2010, and...
  • President Trump Signs Defense Bill Creating Space Force--First New Military Branch Since 1947

    12/20/2019 6:44:26 PM PST · by White MAGA Man · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 20, 2019 | Kristina Wong
    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MARYLAND — Flanked by two fighter jets and in front of a giant American flag, President Trump on Friday signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that officially created the Space Force, the sixth and first new military branch since 1947. “For the first time since Truman, we will create a brand new American military service,” Trump said. “You will witness the birth of the Space Force. That’s a big moment and we’re all here for it.”
  • Recently Retired USAF General Makes Eyebrow Raising Claims About Advanced Space Technology

    12/19/2019 4:24:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    The War Room ^ | Brett Tingley
    Recently retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Steven L. Kwast gave a lecture last month that seems to further signal that the next major battlefield will be outer space. While military leadership rattling the space sabers is nothing new, Kwast’s lecture included comments that heavily hint at the possibility that the United States military and its industry partners may have already developed next-generation technologies that have the potential to drastically change the aerospace field, and human civilization, forever. Is this mere posturing or could we actually be on the verge of making science fiction a reality? *snip* Kwast delivered a...
  • The Space Force Will Become the Sixth Branch of the U.S. Military

    12/13/2019 6:11:15 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 46 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 12/11 | Popular Mechanics
    A bipartisan defense budget agreement will authorize the creation of the Space Force. The Space Force will be, like the Army or Air Force, a distinct military service under the Pentagon. The service will take over space functions from existing services, wielding them into a single independent branch overseen by a Chief of Space Operations. It’s really happening. A bipartisan budget agreement for 2020 will see the creation of a new branch of the military specifically oriented towards space. The United States Space Force will be the first new service branch in more than 60 years, tasked to ensure America’s...
  • Lawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal

    12/09/2019 8:56:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 09 2019 | Rebecca Kheel
    House and Senate negotiators on Monday released an agreement for the massive annual defense policy bill that would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave in exchange for creating President Trump’s long-sought Space Force. The $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) covers everything from how many planes and ships the military can buy to reforming privatized military housing. News broke Friday night that this year’s bill – the result of months of negotiation between the Democratic-led House, Republican-led Senate and the White House – also includes a historic deal to provide paid parental leave to all federal...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council

    08/20/2019 6:37:03 PM PDT · by infool7 · 6 replies
    The White House ^ | 08/20/19 | White House
    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Chantilly, Virginia 9:59 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Dr. Stofan. Thank you for that kind introduction. And thank you for your tremendous stewardship and your tremendous leadership. Would you join me in thanking Dr. Ellen Stofan for her outstanding leadership? (Applause.) To all of the members of the National Space Council, to our User Advisory Group — all of whom very quietly came onstage — I think they all deserve a big round of applause. These are extraordinary Americans that are making a difference for American leadership in space. (Applause.) Would you join...
  • Space Force Development: America’s X-37B military space plane passes 700 days in space

    07/29/2019 8:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2019 | Chriss Street
    The Air Force's top-secret X-37B Space Plane that appears to be the prototype for the world’s first stealth outer spacefighter just set a new record of 700-days in orbit. The X-37 is called the “mini-shuttle” because it is about 29 feet long, has a 15-foot wingspan, weighs just 11,000 pounds and there have been five Earth orbit missions since 1999 at altitudes between 200 and 250 miles. The current two reusable X-37B’s look like scale-models military “spacefighter,” but are officially designated as robotic “temporary satellites” to avoid violating the Outer Space Treaty that forbids weapons platforms at altitudes over 62...
  • The Controversy of the “Secret Space Program”

    07/07/2019 6:27:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | July 1, 2019 | Nick Redfern
    The Controversy of the “Secret Space Program” Nick Redfern July 1, 2019 Even a brief surf of the Net will show that there is a great deal of information on what has become known as the “Secret Space Program.” Much of it is made up garbage, created and promoted by nuts and charlatans. But, not all of it. Are powerful people controlling our access to what is known about outer space and the possibilities of alien life? A study of the available data strongly suggests the answer is a definitive “Yes!” Taking things even further, there are good, solid indications...