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The U.S. Space Force is the 6th independent U.S. military service branch, tasked with missions and operations in the rapidly evolving space domain. As of June 2020, its headquarters has yet to be announced.

Space Force was signed into law Dec. 20, 2019 as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. SpaceForce.mil went live shortly thereafter.

On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump directed the Pentagon to begin planning for a Space Force. The U.S. Space Force would be the first new military service in more than 70 years, following the establishment of the U.S. Air Force in 1947.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Space Force including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.

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Space Force’s Wearable Fitness Tech Plan May Have Punitive Consequences After All

Fears that the Space Force’s new fitness program will lead to micromanagement and punishment for not working out enough, as well as create a risk that personal data will be used against Guardians, are circling the service’s developing plans to use wearable health trackers. The Holistic Health Assessment, the Space Force’s answer to the military’s yearly physical fitness tests, has

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Fire Watch Episode 1: Making A Space Troop

Episode Introduction How is the military making space troops? Fire Watch looks at the military’s newest service, how the Space Force is building its own identity in the long-established shadows of the other military branches and how Guardians are trained, from cradle to star amid a renewed 21st century competition in space. Main Topics Thomas Novelly, Military.com Space & Air

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Replacement for Space Force Chief Gen. John Raymond Named by President Biden

President Joe Biden has named his choice for a new officer to lead the Space Force, replacing current Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond. Biden nominated Lt. Gen. Bradley Chance Saltzman, the Space Force’s current deputy chief of operations, on Wednesday. As part of the nomination, Biden is pushing for SaItzman to be promoted to four-star general. His name

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Space Command’s Move to Alabama Clears Environmental Hurdle, Nearing Final Approval

An environmental review has found no problems with the proposed Huntsville site for a new U.S. Space Command headquarters clearing what could be the last major official hurdle for the new command to move to Alabama, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville said today. A public comment period follows during which Colorado officials are expected to continue their fight to keep the command at its startup site of Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado

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ICBM Rocket Test Ends in Explosion Seconds After Launch

A planned test of a missile rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base ended in a fiery blast late Wednesday night, after the rocket exploded several seconds into the launch. According to a news release Thursday morning, a Minotaur II and rocket exploded approximately 11 seconds after launching from the military base’s test pad at 11:01 p.m. There were no injuries in

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Virgin Orbit Rocket Launches 7 US Defense Satellites

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Virgin Orbit rocket carrying seven U.S. Defense Department satellites was launched from a special Boeing 747 flying off the Southern California coast and streaked toward space Friday night. The modified jumbo jet took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the Mojave Desert and released the rocket over the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Los

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