Elon Musk: SpaceX Will File Suit Against the U.S. Government

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Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, announced Friday that SpaceX is filing suit against the Federal Government to protest and break the US Air Force's awarding of lucrative launch contracts for high priority national security satellites to a sole rocket provider – United Launch Alliance (ULA) – on a non competitive… » 4/26/14 12:13pm 4/26/14 12:13pm

Now this is a Fusion

My job can be pretty awesome. Today was one of those really special days. I visited the Air Force Research Laboratory's Shiva Star. It is the Air Force’s largest pulsed power system. Shiva Star will store nearly 10 million joules of energy (equal to 5 pounds of TNT). It produces a pulse of 120,000 volts and 10 million… » 5/24/13 9:06pm 5/24/13 9:06pm

Today is Armed Forces Day: Strong and Resilient

I've enjoyed 22 years in the Air Force and wouldn't trade it for anything. I consider it a privilege to serve. And we get to work with some cool equipment. In my case I was in command of up to 50 ICBMs at a time. As I type my son is in Basic Training to become a United States Marine. He's carrying on a long family… » 5/18/13 2:18pm 5/18/13 2:18pm

Watch Boeing's X-51A WaveRider Scramjet Blast Off to Mach 5.1

Boeing's X-51A WaveRider Scramjet has had its share of bad luck. While its first test flight in 2010 went fine, the two that followed ended with unsatisfactory plops. Now, the USAF has just completed the fourth and final test, and the result was a screaming 370 seconds of scramjet glory and literally hypersonic speeds. » 5/04/13 12:27pm 5/04/13 12:27pm

The Coolest Photo Of Grounded F-16s Ever Taken

These F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft are demonstrating what the U.S. Air Force "propaganda artists" (Hat tip to Jalopnik photographer and former U.S. Air Force "propaganda artist" "Special K" for the term!) call an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down a runway during an exercise at Kunsan Air Base, in the Republic… » 3/06/12 4:00pm 3/06/12 4:00pm