Does the New Air Force Posture Towards Outer Space Portend or Prod a Shift in U.S. National Security Space Policy?

The newly appointed Air Force Secretary, Heather Wilson, made an noteworthy comment the day after her confirmation as Air Force Secretary regarding U.S. Air Force space doctrine. Secretary Wilson made the comment when testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces subcommittee. Secretary Wilson noted before the subcommittee space is not a “benign” environment […]

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A great illustration of Senator McCain’s battle against the RD-180

I strive to keep Space Thoughts on substantive topics, but I will digress for this occasion.  Jeff Burney, who is a Freelance editorial cartoonist and illustrator in Ottawa, Canada created an editorial comic illustrating Senator John McCain’s fight against the RD-180 rocket engine.  I do have respect for Senator McCain, and this cartoon does not […]

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