Aug. 29, 2019

US Space Command Establishment Ceremony Launches New Era of Space Superiority Capabilities

In a move to enhance the United States’ space superiority capabilities, President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike R. Pence, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, and Air Force General John W. “Jay” Raymond formally established the United States Space Command during a ceremony held today at the White House.

July 19, 2019

Celebrating Apollo 11: Remembering ERDC’s role in space

VICKSBURG, Miss. (July 20, 2019) – Fifty years ago, when Neil Armstrong took those first historic footsteps on the surface of the moon, one of the major tasks of his mission was to gather lunar soil and rocks to be studied back on Earth.  But even before the launch of the Apollo 11 mission that sent the first men to space, researchers at Waterways

July 19, 2019

Aiming higher: Airmen contribute to human spaceflight from Apollo to tomorrow

From Air Force Col. Nick Hague, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, all the way back to Buzz Aldrin, who was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in the Korean War, Airmen are among the more than 60% of astronauts who came from the uniformed service.

March 28, 2019

United States Space Command commander nominated

The president has nominated to the Senate Gen John W. "Jay" Raymond as the commander of United States Space Command. If confirmed, Raymond will lead the soon-to-be established USSPACECOM, which will focus on conducting all joint space warfighting operations and ensuring the combat readiness of global forces.

Sept. 7, 2018

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

It can sometimes be hard for commanders to get a full picture of the battlefield, whether that's on the ground in Syria or in the forests of Colorado. The "Space Cowboys" of the Colorado Army National Guard's 117th Space Battalion aim to solve that problem.