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Pentagon Scrambles to Defend ‘Juicy Targets’ After Rivals’ Space Tests
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Pentagon Scrambles to Defend ‘Juicy Targets’ After Rivals’ Space Tests

Pentagon Scrambles to Defend ‘Juicy Targets’ After Rivals’ Space TestsRussia’s direct ascent anti-satellite launch Monday is adding urgency to the U.S. Space Force’s efforts to better defend U.S. space assets, and has left the Pentagon questioning the implications of Russia’s decision to launch, even when it put its own cosmonauts in danger. “What we’re seeing Russia demonstrate is a weapon. If they can destroy a Russian satellite, they can destroy an American satellite,” U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Nina M. Armagno said Wednesday at the Ascend space conference in Las Vegas. “It’s not just Russia, it’s China as well.”Monday’s ASAT test and China’s July test of a hypersonic missile that entered space and orbited the globe has the Pentagon working quickly to develop countermeasures, Defens...
Rising Inflation Is Beginning to Worry Pentagon Leaders
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Rising Inflation Is Beginning to Worry Pentagon Leaders

Rising Inflation Is Beginning to Worry Pentagon LeadersThe biggest inflation spike in three decades has the Pentagon bracing for salary increases and more expensive weapons, according to current and former defense officials.Their warnings arrive as Congress is more than a month late in passing the Pentagon’s annual budget, meaning spending is frozen at the prior year’s level. “It's certainly a concern that we have right now, but...there's a bit of a speculative part to it as well,” Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord said Monday.Last week, the government said the consumer price index rose 6.2 percent in the past year, the highest increase in more than 30 years. Americans are paying more for everything from cars to furniture.Defense companies, already dealing with a supply-chain crisis sp...
Astrophysics decadal survey recommends NASA terminate SOFIA
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Astrophysics decadal survey recommends NASA terminate SOFIA

Astrophysics decadal survey recommends NASA terminate SOFIAWASHINGTON — The future of NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory remains in limbo after the astrophysics decadal survey gave the program, proposed for termination by NASA, a vote of no-confidence. The astrophysics decadal survey final report, released Nov. 4, included sharp criticism of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a program that was identified as a priority in decadal surveys published in 1990 and 2000. SOFIA, which started operations in 2014 after lengthy delays, is a 2.5-meter telescope mounted in a converted Boeing 747 aircraft, allowing it to perform observations above most of the infrared-absorbing water vapor in the atmosphere. The survey concluded that SOFIA, which costs about $85 million a year...
Ben Schwartz & Diana Silvers on 'Space Force' & Working w/ Steve Carell | MTV News
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Ben Schwartz & Diana Silvers on 'Space Force' & Working w/ Steve Carell | MTV News

Ben Schwartz & Diana Silvers on 'Space Force' & Working w/ Steve Carell | MTV News Ben Schwartz and Diana Silvers interview each other for MTV News about their new Netflix series, 'Space Force', auditioning with Steve Carell, developing their characters and their relationships with social media, and more. #SpaceForce #MTVNews Subscribe to MTV News: https://goo.gl/cXCwIK More from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: http://www.mtv.com/news/ Like MTV News: https://www.facebook.com/mtvnews Follow MTV News: https://twitter.com/mtvnews MTV News Instagram: https://instagram.com/mtvnews/ #MTVNews is your destination for music docs, celeb interviews and more!