Support our troops? Poll finds US public’s confidence in military at 2-decade low 

Americans’ confidence in their military has reached its lowest point in the past 26 years, prolonging a steady decline in public opinion dating to 2018, recently released poll results show.

Top NCO says social media influencers can give US military a recruiting boost

Ramón “CZ” Colón-López said that to overcome a highly competitive recruiting climate, more young Americans need to be told why military service is better than a regular job, and the message needs to start coming from outside the Pentagon.

Biden chooses to keep Space Command headquarters at Peterson SFB in Colorado

President Joe Biden has decided to keep U.S. Space Command in Colorado, overturning a decision by former President Donald Trump to move it to Alabama, the Pentagon announced.

Tuberville slams lack of decision on Space Command headquarters, blames politics

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who continues to block hundreds of military promotions in protest of a Pentagon policy, said Wednesday on Capitol Hill that he thinks politics is getting in the way of putting U.S. Space Command’s permanent headquarters in Alabama, his home state.

Nuclear-powered spacecraft contract goes to Mars-minded Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in partnership with NASA to build out an experimental nuclear-powered spacecraft that aims to make trips to the moon and Mars more efficient.

Sonic booms from powerhouse SpaceX Falcon Heavy on tap

The sonic booms will come when the two side boosters return for recovery about eight minutes after liftoff breaking the sound barrier on their way back down to nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Landing Zones 1 and 2.

Space Command leaders accused of ‘deliberate manipulation’ in headquarters fight

The Alabama chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has accused Air Force and U.S. Space Command leadership of “deliberate, taxpayer-funded manipulation of a competitive selection process” in the fight over a permanent location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters.

Space Force general nominated by Biden to lead Space Command

Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting was nominated Tuesday by President Joe Biden to become the next leader of U.S. Space Command, replacing Army Gen. James Dickinson.

SpaceX set for record turnaround with another overnight Space Coast launch

SpaceX is keeping up its record pace for the year with another overnight Starlink launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station that would set a company record between launches from the same pad.

Space Force member jailed on murder charge after chasing down teens suspected of trying to steal wife’s Hyundai

A 27-year-old Aurora, Colo., man jailed for investigation of first-degree murder charge after police say he chased down two teenagers suspected of trying to steal his wife’s car is an active duty U.S. Space Force member and war veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan.

SpaceX lines up early Sunday launch from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is set for an early Sunday morning liftoff of its latest Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

New AFRL study could shape future of military fitness tests

A new study by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that could shape how the U.S. Space Force tracks members’ physical fitness has drawn two-thirds of Space Force Guardians as voluntary participants.

Biden disregards ‘state’s rights’ on abortion with Space Command hold, congressman says

Alabama U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt accused President Biden Wednesday of disregarding “states’ rights and the sanctity of life” and playing politics with a reported plan to stop the U.S. Space Command’s move to Huntsville because of Alabama’s abortion law.

Space Force has uniforms and a motto; now it needs an identity

Three years after it was established as the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Space Force is working to define its mission.

SpaceX launches Euclid space telescope to study ‘dark universe’

Dark energy and dark matter are enigmatic concepts targeted by a European Space Agency space telescope named Euclid that launched from the Space Coast on Saturday.

Some military families could gain, others could lose in policy changes to DOD’s special needs program

Changes to the Exceptional Family Member Program were established so each service branch has similar standards and guidelines to track performance and improve oversight. Previously, the services implemented the program on their own, which has led to an uneven distribution of support.

NASA predicts delay: Starship grounded pending investigation

According to a senior NASA official, the agency's goal of returning astronauts to the moon for the first time in more than 50 years may be delayed yet again due to the Federal Aviation Administration's investigation into the midair explosion of a SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy on April 20.

United Launch Alliance announces fixes needed before 1st Vulcan Centaur launch

There’s still work to be done, but United Launch Alliance announced a path forward to finally get its new Vulcan Centaur rocket to its first launch.

SpaceX tender offer values company at about $150 billion

A $150 billion valuation would compare with $137 billion reported in January, when SpaceX raised $750 million from investors.