Air Force's Mysterious Space Plane Just Spent 600 Days In Orbit

Energy | Andrew Follett
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 space plane is shown after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California October 17, 2014 in this handout photograph provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base. The United States military landed the robotic space plane in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program, the Air Force said. (REUTERS/Boeing/Vandenberg Air Force Base/Handout via Reuters)

Air Force spent $10 billion on space last year

Military Looks To Make Reagan's 'Star Wars' A Reality By 2021

Energy | Andrew Follett
A SM-3 missile smashing into a spy satellite. (Shutterstock/edobric )

Technology to zap missiles with space lasers could be online as soon as 2021

US Military Developing Space-Based, Anti-Nuke Countermeasure Rockets

Energy | Andrew Follett
A SM-3 missile smashing into a spy satellite. (Shutterstock/edobric )

Could make it economical to defend against nuclear missiles

Gov't Pays $860 Million To Huge Defense Contractors Just To Maintain Ability To Launch Rockets

Energy | Andrew Follett
Soldier: Holding Out Cash (Shutterstock.com/Sean Locke Photography)

They’re getting the cash because of stiff competition

Here's How The Pentagon Wants To Prevent A War In Space

Energy | Andrew Follett
A SM-3 missile smashing into a spy satellite. (Shutterstock/edobric )

A tiny miscalculation by either side could trigger a dramatic conflict

This New York Wind Power Project Has A Super Sketchy Conflict Of Interest

Energy | Andrew Follett
Businessman pocketing money from wind turbine (Shutterstock/igorstevanovic)

‘Doesn’t pass the smell test’

Guess Which Branch Is The Fattest In The Military

National Security | Thomas Phippen
Army MWR Provides 'Fitness Anywhere' Kits for Deployed Soldiers Photo: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army June 11, 2008 Sgt. Wes Bard does the TRX side plank with floor taps exercise during a suspension training train-the-trainer clinic adjacent to Cleland Ice Rink on Fort Bragg, N.C.

‘The Army has strict physical fitness requirements’

SpaceX Investigators Suggest Its Rocket Was Sabotaged By Its Biggest Competitor

Tech | Andrew Follett
A remodeled version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the launcher’s first mission since a June failure in Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 21, 2015. The rocket carried a payload of eleven satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based communications company. The first stage returned to land following launch. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

The companies compete over national security contracts worth $100s of millions

Private Space Plane To Fly First Ever UN Space Mission In 2021

Tech | Andrew Follett
The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Dream Chaser flight vehicle is readied for 60 mph tow tests at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, in this handout photo courtesy of Nasa taken on August 2, 2013. The privately owned prototype space plane aced its debut test flight in California but was damaged after landing when a wheel did not drop down, developer Sierra Nevada Corp said on October 29, 2013. The Dream Chaser is one of three space taxis under development in partnership with NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station following the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011. (REUTERS/NASA/Ken Ulbrich/Handout via Reuters)

‘Promote international cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space’

China Aims At 'SPACE SUPERPOWER' Status By 2020

Tech | Andrew Follett
Astronaut on meteor holding the Chinese flag (Shutterstock/koya979)

‘Dominant’

There's A Huge Uncontrolled Fire At The Air Force's Space Base

Energy | Andrew Follett
Firefighters battle wildfire with Slash and burn (Shutterstock/akiyoko)

The fire has already burned 4,500 acres near the base

Trump Outlines Plan To Make America's Military Great Again

Defense | Russ Read
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Union League of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

‘We will make America strong again, we will make America safe again and we will make America great again’

US Launching Minesweeper Satellites Into Orbit

Tech | Andrew Follett
A SM-3 missile smashing into a spy satellite. (Shutterstock/edobric )

To prevent ‘hostile operations in space’

China And North Korea Protest Unprecedented US Bomber Deployments

World | Ryan Pickrell
A B-2 Spirit proceeds to an undisclosed location after flying a mission over Iraq, March 27, 2003. A U.S. B-2 bomber on Friday dropped two earth-shattering 4,600-pound (2,086 kg) "bunker-buster" bombs on a downtown Baghdad communications tower, defense officials said. it was the first use of the big bombs in a week-long pounding of the Iraqi capital. U.S.-led jets and ships have used more than 5,000 bombs and missiles against Baghdad and across Iraq in a war to depose President Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Cherie A. Thurlby/U.S. Air Force

Three types of heavy bombers stationed on Guam

'Crisis' Looms As Air Force Projects It Will Lose 700 Fighter Pilots This Year

National Security | Russ Read
Pilots from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing prepare to leave Lask Air Base, Poland June 22, 2015. South Carolina Air National Guard/Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder/Handout via REUTERS

‘Air superiority is not an American birthright’

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Air Force's Rollout Of The F-35 Fighter

Defense | Russ Read

The most expensive weapons program EVER makes its Air Force debut

F-35 Finally Shoots Something -- And Kills It

US | Thomas Phippen
AF-3, Flt 230, Major Andrew "Stone" Rollins, Tanking for First Time, ISB Track, 4 December 2013. Photo: U.S. Air Force

‘You don’t really have a fighter until you can actually hit a target’

The Latest F-35 Problem: It Is TOO Stealthy

US | Thomas Phippen
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II takes part in a flying display at the Farnborough Airshow, south west of London, on July 12, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS

‘Hey, try to shoot at us’

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Just Passed A Huge Test

US | Thomas Phippen
Two F-35s fly side-by-side. Source: Keith Tarrier/Shutterstock

‘We have achieved all our milestones’

Here's Why Congress Wants To Fire So Many Generals

US | Saagar Enjeti

They may be hurting the fight against ISIS