2 hrs ago
Stars and Stripes
X-37B: Air Force's secret space drone still in orbit a year later
The U.S. Air Force's first unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed here at 1:16 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.
23 hrs ago
Erwin Chemerinsky: A right to protest outside military bases
What is the right to protest on a public street outside of a closed military base? This is the issue pending before the Supreme Court in Vandenberg Air Force Base, near Lompoc, is surrounded by a fenced perimeter and entering requires going through a gate with an armed guard.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
a Us Spy Agency Came Up With The Worst Possible Logo - And Jon Stewart Ripped It To Shreds
Last week The National Reconnaissance Office launched a new satellite called NROL-39 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and a lot of people noticed The Daily Show With Jon Stewart has some fun with the spy logo, the choice of which drew ridicule in After playing a game of 'That Thing They Said They're Not Doing? They're Totally Doing' - ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
UNH scientists launch 'CubeSats' into radiation belts
Twin, pintsized satellites built in part at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center by UNH graduate student Alex Crew were launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California just before midnight on December 5, 2013.
Thinking inside the box, launching into space
Two tiny, cube-shaped research satellites hitched a ride to Earth orbit to validate new hardware and software technologies for future NASA Earth-observing instruments.
Inside Costa Rica
U.S. SOUTHCOM testing a oenanosatellitesa in Latin America
December 9th, 2013 The United States Southern Command took a first step in an effort to evaluate how low-cost space communication capabilities can support information sharing and tactical communications across wide geographic expanses, including remote and densely forested areas.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
"Nothing is beyond our reach": Evil octopus strangling the world becomes latest US intelligence seal
Billions of dollars annually are being used to fund operations conducted by the United States intelligence community, the likes of which allow the government to eavesdrop on emails, listen to world leaders' phone calls and about everything in-between.
Aerojet Rocketdyne boosts government satellite
A variety of Aerojet Rocketdyne systems were involved in putting a classified payload into orbit for the federal government Friday.
What has a shadowy US government spy agency just shot into space?
Despite ongoing anger about how the U.S. government is snooping on people around the world, one agency is still keen to boast about its spying - with a creepy cartoon octopus and an alarming logo.
Supreme Court hears arguments in military protest case
Apel [transcript, PDF; JURIST report ]. The case addresses the issue of whether a statute [18 USC 1382] that prohibits a person from reentering a military installation after a commanding officer ordered him not to reenter may be enforced on a portion of a military installation that is subject to a public roadway easement.
World in Pictures, December 06, 2013: US Rockets, Ukraine Protests and Mandela
Today's World in Pictures feature the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying a NRO satellite; riot police officers guarding the Ukrainian presidential administration building in Kiev, Ukraine with paper flowers placed onto their shields decorated by Pro-European Union activists and a framed portrait ... (more)
Fri Dec 06, 2013
ULA completes multiple-payload space delivery
The mobile service tower is rolled back from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket just before the Dec. 6 launch for the U.S. military at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif..
NBC Los Angeles
Night Launch Lights Up Sky
A Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a defense satellite blasted into space Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013 from the California coast.
U.S. Department of Defense
Launch Propels Southcom-sponsored Nanosatellite into Space
An Atlas V rocket launched last night from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., carried a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored nanosatellite into space -- and with it, the potential for more reliable and less expensive communications for troops around the world.
Atlas V Launched
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex- 3 on Dec. 5 at 11:14 p.m. PST.
Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane nears one year in orbit
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane is nearing a major milestone - one year of travel in Earth orbit, performing duties in support of long-term space objectives.
Atlas 5 rocket carries secret payload and hitchikers from Vandenberg AFB
An Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Complex 3 Thursday night at 11:39pm, PDT.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
America Is Launching A Giant, World-Sucking Octopus Into Space
One of the National Security Agency's partners is launching a spy satellite with a classified payload into space on Thursday night -- and its logo is an angry, globe-gripping octopus.
National Briefs / Health care sign-ups rise
President Barack Obama urged a group of young activists Wednesday not to give up on promoting his signature health care law, as enrollment picked up on HealthCare.gov.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Justices wary of military-base protester’s plea
A seasoned California peace protester faced Supreme Court resistance Wednesday in a case that's as much about real estate as it is about free speech.