April 21, 2019

Analysis: Initial Estimate for Space Force Too High

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A top defense budget analyst has crunched the numbers and believes the new Space Force military branch may cost a fraction of the original estimate from the Air Force.

Supersonic Plane Enters Production

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Lockheed Martin’s experimental supersonic plane has officially entered production. Earlier this year, NASA awarded the company a contract to develop an aircraft capable of reaching supersonic speed without creating the sonic boom that comes with breaking the sound barrier.

Pentagon Eyes Change in Cellphone Policy

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to order a tightening of security policy governing military and civilian personnel bringing cellphones into classified workspaces in the Pentagon.

After Delay, Rocket Now on Way to ISS

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After a 24-hour delay, the Orbital Antares rocket was launched from Wallops Island in the Chesapeake Bay on Monday night. It’s on its way to the International Space Station with supplies.