Home Tags USAF

Tag: USAF

Just over 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, a United States Air Force base known colloquially as "Area 51" waits for millions of people to storm it.

Millions of people signed up to storm Area 51 today — here’s what the invaders will find when they hit the small Nevada town

It started off as a Facebook joke, and has since spiraled into something much bigger than anyone anticipated.
A thick ring of space junk orbits Earth in this fanciful artist's concept of a "Kessler syndrome" event.

Satellite collisions may set off a space-junk disaster that could end human access to space. Here’s how.

Experts worry that debris orbiting Earth could lead to a "Kessler syndrome" domino effect that cuts off human access to space for hundreds of years.
An illustration of a Terran-1 rocket from Relativity Space launching from the US Air Force's Launch Complex 16 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

A scrappy competitor to SpaceX and Blue Origin just scored a crucial and historic launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida

Relativity Space, a 3D-printed-rocket startup founded by former SpaceX and Blue Origin engineers, now has a launchpad to prove its technologies work.
Astronaut Mark Kelly prepares for a flight in a NASA T-38 trainer jet in August 2010.

Astronaut Mark Kelly says Trump’s plan to create a Space Force ‘is a dumb idea’

President Donald Trump wants to create a sixth military division called the Space Force. But Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Navy veteran, tweeted that it was "a dumb idea" because the US Air Force already has a Space Command and a space force.

Launching Elon Musk’s car toward Mars was a backup plan — here’s what SpaceX actually wanted to do with Falcon Heavy’s first f...

A former NASA official says SpaceX asked the space agency and the US Air Force if it wanted a free $90 million ride on Falcon Heavy, but both declined.

The idea that SpaceX’s rocket was sabotaged is ‘pretty much a joke,’ says worker at rival rocket company

A worker at United Launch Alliance, SpaceX's biggest rival, says a sabotage theory surrounding a Sept. 1 rocket explosion is being given little credence.

The US Air Force may make history and buy this ridiculously cheap jet

The USAF announced that it would begin testing aircraft that were not planned to be in its inventory.