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NASA reschedules Ingenuity first flight

WASHINGTON — NASA now plans to attempt a first flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity early April 19 after finding a workaround to a software problem that delayed the flight earlier this month. The agency announced April 17 that the first flight of the 1.8-kilogram helicopter will take place at 3:31 a.m. Eastern. Images and [...]

NASA reschedules Ingenuity first flight2021-04-18T14:07:22-06:00

NASA selects SpaceX to develop crewed lunar lander

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected SpaceX as the sole company to win a contract to develop and demonstrate a crewed lunar lander, while keeping the door open for others to compete for future missions. NASA announced April 16 that it awarded a contract to SpaceX for Option A of the Human Landing System (HLS) program, [...]

NASA selects SpaceX to develop crewed lunar lander2021-04-17T14:08:17-06:00

Larger late-stage deals dominating space investment landscape

TAMPA, Fla. — Private investors deployed another $1.9 billion in SpaceX, OneWeb and other space infrastructure companies in the first three months of 2021, according to data from New York-based Space Capital. The company, which invests in early-stage ventures in addition to providing market intelligence, includes rocket and satellite builders in how it defines space [...]

Larger late-stage deals dominating space investment landscape2021-04-17T14:08:17-06:00

Innovator’s Series: Col. Guion S. Bluford

A quiet boy who dreamed of reaching the stars, Bluford did indeed reach his dreams by simply doing things he enjoyed and being persistent in doing them. It was just also enough to be the first African American in space.

Innovator’s Series: Col. Guion S. Bluford2021-04-17T14:08:29-06:00

Innovator’s Spotlight: Col. Guion S. Bluford

A quiet boy who dreamed of reaching the stars, Bluford did indeed reach his dreams by simply doing things he enjoyed and being persistent in doing them. It was just also enough to be the first African American in space.

Innovator’s Spotlight: Col. Guion S. Bluford2021-04-18T14:07:31-06:00

Analysts: China’s space programs are a security concern to the U.S. but not all are nefarious

WASHINGTON — The U.S. intelligence community in a report last week listed China’s space program as a top security concern for the United States. Some space experts and analysts criticized the report for painting China’s space program with a broad brush and failing to draw distinctions between civilian and military space pursuits. Todd Harrison, director [...]

Analysts: China’s space programs are a security concern to the U.S. but not all are nefarious2021-04-16T14:07:23-06:00

White House nominates Melroy to be NASA deputy administrator

WASHINGTON — The White House announced April 16 it will nominate former astronaut Pam Melroy to be NASA’s deputy administrator. Melroy’s nomination was one of eight the White House announced to fill positions across the government. The position will require confirmation by the Senate. Melroy will be second-in-command of the agency, behind Bill Nelson, the [...]

White House nominates Melroy to be NASA deputy administrator2021-04-16T14:07:24-06:00

AF Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

AF Week in Photos2021-04-16T14:07:47-06:00