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Space Force to Become Sixth Branch of Armed Forces

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced today.

SOP newswireNoaa National Weather Service Creates New Forecast Zones for Portions of Maryland and West Virginia - Very different climate patterns exist on either side of the Allegheny Front, a ridgeline that runs north-south along the Appalachian mountains.
SOP newswireNASA Genesis Findings Solve Apollo Lunar Soil Mystery - Ever since astronauts returned from another world, scientists have been mystified by some of the moon rocks they brought back. Now one of the mysteries has been solved.
Amanda CarverGlobal Warming or Sun Spots? - Publications across the nation have been bombarded these past few years with articles debating global warming. Are we to blame? Is it the sun’s fault? Is there really a hole in the ozone? Is our goose cooked?
SOP newswireNASA's Newest Mars Orbiter Passes Communications Relay - An orbiting NASA spacecraft just starting to study Mars with six science instruments has successfully tested another key
SOP newswireClimate And Coastal Hazards Among Research Themes - NOAA, along with a consortium of universities and institutions, announced the creation of a new cooperative institute. The new Northern Gulf Institute will collaborate with NOAA scientists to study
SOP newswireNASA Sees into the Eye of a Monster Storm on Saturn - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has seen something never before seen on another planet -- a hurricane-like storm at Saturn's south pole with a well-developed eye, ringed by towering clouds.
SOP newswireGround Team Stays Busy on 10th Anniversary of NASA Mars Launch - Engineers are striving to restore full communications with NASA's Mars Global Surveyor on the 10th anniversary of the spacecraft's Nov. 7, 1996, launch.
SOP newswireMercury transit foreshadows future planet hunt - It was a Frenchman, Pierre Gassendi, who first observed the transit of Mercury. But it's thanks to a German astronomer, Johannes Kepler, that Gassendi knew when to look for it.
SOP newswireNOAA Says Focus Needed on Non-Native Lionfish - NOAA researchers reported today that non-native lionfish populations will continue to grow and cannot be eliminated practically using conventional methods.
SOP newswireLunar Lander Challenge and Vertical Lander Challenge - Our return to the Moon requires a new generation of lunar vehicles. In these competitions, teams must demonstrate the ability to launch vertically, hover, land precisely, refuel and refly.
SOP newswire$2.5 Million Grant to University of Michigan to Develop Forecasting for Dead Zones - U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary David A. Sampson announced NOAA has awarded $506,190 as the first installment in a five-year $2.5 million grant to the University of Michigan.
SOP newswireNorthwestern Hawaiian Islands National Marine Monument Trustees Partner in Marine Debris Removal - Established earlier this year, the monument is the world's largest fully protected marine conservation area.
SOP newswireNASA Holds Media Events Surrounding Hubble Servicing Mission Decision Announcement - Shuttle astronauts will make one final house call to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of a mission to extend and improve the observatory's capabilities through 2013.
SOP newswireNOAA Releases Expanded World Ocean Database - NOAA today announced that it has released the significantly expanded World Ocean Database 2005, the world's largest collection of scientific information about the oceans of the globe, dating as far back as 1800.
SOP newswireOnly Five More Days for Your Name to Rise With the Dawn - NASA's campaign to send the nom de plumes of people from around the world into the heart of the asteroid belt ends Sat., Nov. 4.
SOP newswireNASA Administrator Departs China After 'Rewarding' First Visit - I expected to meet capable, involved, committed, energetic people who are devoted to their country's space program,
SOP newswireVT Halter Marine to Build Swath Vessel for NOAA - VT Halter Marine expects to deliver the SWATH CMV by the summer of 2008. The nearly 38-meter long vessel will be homeported at Fort Point in New Castle
SOP newswireDelta II STEREO launches from Cape Canaveral - PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- Two NASA observatories called
NASA's Spitzer Peels Back Layers of Star's Explosion - Astronomers using NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that an exploded star, named Cassiopeia A, blew up in a somewhat orderly fashion
SOP newswireNASA New supplies arrived at the International Space Station - New supplies arrived at the International Space Station Thursday as an
SOP newswireNASA's First 3-D Solar Imaging Mission Soars Into Space - NASA's twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories mission, known as STEREO, successfully launched Wednesday at 8:52 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
SOP newswireNASA The Spark of a New Era - On July 4th of 2005, the hopes and dreams of the people of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory rode on the precision of a single five-pound rocket motor. Within one 90-minute span, the diminutive thruster had to fire accurately three times to position the working end of NASA's Deep Impact mission in
SOP newswireFreedom of Action Centerpiece of New U.S. Space Policy - Washington -- Freedom of action in space is the centerpiece of a new U.S. National Space Policy, the first update in nearly 10 years, that accounts for technology advances and the growing importance of space to international commerce, science, peace and security.
SOP newswireJPL Director Named One of 'America's Best Leaders' - Dr. Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., is being honored as one of
SOP newswireRocket scientists gather at space propulsion program review - The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here recently completed a program review on space propulsion and power in Annapolis, Md.
SOP newswireGreenland Ice Sheet on a Downward Slide - For the first time NASA scientists have analyzed data from direct, detailed satellite measurements to show that ice losses now far surpass ice gains in the shrinking Greenland ice sheet.
SOP newswireNASA and NOAA Announce Ozone Hole is a Double Record Breaker - NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists report this year's ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere has broken records for area and depth.
SOP newswireU.S. Energy Department, Russian Scientists Discover Element 118 - Washington -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, in collaboration with researchers from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, have discovered a new basic component of the universe -- element 118.
SOP newswireNASA Announces New International Space Station Crew - Washington -- NASA and Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, have named two astronauts and two cosmonauts to the next International Space Station crew, designated Expedition 15.
SOP newswireNASA Ozone Hole Is A Record Breaker - NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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