Felt said NASA’s commercial crew program is “super exciting” and one that the Space Force can learn from.
CBO estimates that standing up a Space National Guard would cost about $100 million a year.
The U.S. military’s rescue units have supported NASA for six decades but now for the first time astronauts are flying in commercial capsules.
Maj. Gen. John Shaw and Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess join SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a broad-based discussion on Space Force operations, including the U.S. military's role in rescuing astronauts.
The Space Force should leverage the infrastructure and accessions pipeline from the Army and the Navy.
The headquarters of former Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs will be phased out. The Space Force HQ is being stood up in the Pentagon.
A report sent to Congress last week proposing changes to Space Force acquisition programs was an “initial version” and not the final product, the Air Force said.
The U.S. Space Force is asking for changes in the rules that currently are in place for buying new weapon systems.
Space Force will have a field command focused on acquisition that will bring together several existing organizations
Air Force Secretary Barrett is pushing back on a proposal that would delay transferring the SDA to the Space Force until October 2022.
United Launch Alliance on May 17 launched an Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. Air Force X-37B spaceplane to orbit for its sixth mission
Space Force career tracks will include orbital warfare, space electronic warfare and space battle management.
The unit known as Detachment 3 is responsible to rescue astronauts if they have to abort the mission.