Diminutive and mysterious, the Pentagon’s X-37B set to launch again

Is it a secretive Pentagon weapon? Is it stealthy? Does it sneak up to satellites? What exactly does it do in space? And why is it up there for so long? The Pentagon won’t say. And the veil of secrecy over the X-37B continues ahead of its launch Sunday.

Space Force starts work for top US commands in Europe and Africa

A dark-blue flag with a nod to the stars was unfurled Friday to mark the activation of U.S. Space Forces’ first component command based in Europe, underscoring the growing importance of space-based communications in modern warfare and defense.

SpaceX sends up Space Coast’s 66th launch of the year

SpaceX chalked up another Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to mark the Space Coast’s 66th launch of the year.

In 2024, Space Coast gears up for most astronaut launches since 2009

There are seven missions slated from either Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Space Force Station that look to place 26 humans into orbit. It’s the highest number of crew launching from the Space Coast since 2009.

SpaceX Starship’s second uncrewed launch ends in explosion

SpaceX’s Starship Mars rocket and spacecraft launched for the second time early Saturday morning, making it through liftoff and a planned separation of the uncrewed ship and rocket booster before both ended up exploding.

SpaceX to attempt another Starship rocket launch after mid-air explosion

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to launch its deep-space Starship rocket system Saturday from South Texas for the second time ever, a critical mission roughly seven months after the vehicle’s first major test flight ended explosively in mid-air.

History-makers: Air Force Museum hails enlisted personnel

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is saluting enlisted personnel with a new permanent exhibit, paying tribute to service members who have been long been regarded as one of the American military’s greatest competitive advantages.

Senators demand improved military barracks, tell Pentagon to budget more money for upgrades

Several senators are demanding the Pentagon improve the poor conditions of its barracks across the armed forces and better track costs associated with improving living quarters for troops.

SpaceX launch makes it 60 for the Space Coast, this time with record booster flight

A Falcon 9 carrying another 23 of Elon Musk’s company’s Starlink satellites took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 on Friday with a booster flying for a record 18th time.

Space Force to split 21 launches between SpaceX, United Launch Alliance

he majority of launches will come from ULA and SpaceX’s launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and both ULA and SpaceX can launch from Vandenburg Space Force Base in California.

SpaceX launch equals Space Coast record for the year

A SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Tuesday night marked the Space Coast’s 57th launch of the year, equaling the record total seen in 2022.

Space Force officer earns Ranger Tab — a first for a guardian

Space Force Capt. Daniel Reynolds tackled a new frontier where no guardian has gone before when he recently completed the Army’s grueling Ranger School course.

US Space Force pauses generative AI use based on security concerns

U.S. Space Force has temporarily banned the use of web-based generative artificial intelligence tools and so-called large language models that power them, citing data security and other concerns, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg News.

Air Force will add new training, staff in effort to curb domestic violence in ranks

The Air Force and Space Force will ramp up training on domestic violence and bolster support staff as it aims to better combat the problem following a monthslong review of its prevention and response efforts, service officials said.

SpaceX hits 50th Space Coast launch this year

SpaceX knocked out its 50th Space Coast launch of the year with another Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station early Thursday.

Space Force could be the service branch hurt most by a government shutdown, experts say

All military branches would be affected by a government shutdown, but some experts believe the service with the most to lose is Space Force.

Military leaders back Biden decision to keep Space Command in Colorado

Military leaders on Thursday defended President Joe Biden’s decision to nix U.S. Space Command’s planned move from Colorado to Alabama as a necessary and nonpolitical decision to avoid operational problems.

Poor living conditions in military barracks will take years to fix, officials say

The chronic neglect and underfunding uncovered in a recent investigation of substandard military barracks will take years to reverse and would cost the Army alone at least $6.5 billion.

Parts falling into place for NASA’s next moon rocket for Artemis II

The reigning title holder for world’s most powerful rocket saw action on both its center core and its two solid rocket boosters this month, with pieces for the Artemis II launch coming together as NASA aims to send humans on a trip around the moon next year.