Fifty years have passed since the Cheyenne Mountain Complex went fully operational. Now, the US Air Force has given us a chance to look inside the legendary military installation made famous by the Terminator series [update: and by Stargate SG-1!].
On October 22, 2015 the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) declassified and released 282 rarely or never before seen images and 825 confidential records (a total of 20,681 pages) about the so called Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL), the project which would have sent American astronauts to orbit over the Soviet Union…
The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.
Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, announced Friday that SpaceX is filing suit against the Federal Government to protest and break the US Air Force's awarding of lucrative launch contracts for high priority national security satellites to a sole rocket provider – United Launch Alliance (ULA) – on a non competitive…
Last night, the U.S. Air Force launched 29 satellites into orbit from Virginia's eastern shore. The record-setting payload achieved liftoff atop a Minotaur-1 rocket at 8:15 p.m. ET, and was visible from the entire length of America's Eastern Seaboard, and as far west as Kentucky.
The US Air Force's high-tech, unmanned X-37B spaceplane launched on March 5, 2011, entering low Earth orbit with the mission designation USA-226 and a set of tantalizingly vague mission parameters: to "demonstrate a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the United States Air Force."