An F-22 fighter jet destroyed a Chinese balloon with a Sidewinder missile on Saturday (Feb. 4) when the airship was over the Atlantic Ocean off the South Carolina coast.
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China's foreign ministry confirmed that a high-altitude spy balloon seen flying over the northern United States this week was a Chinese airship, claiming that the vehicle is a weather balloon.
DARPA announced the end of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program with a final successful test flight that reached speeds over Mach 5 and flew for more than 300 nautical miles.
Aurora Flight Sciences will start the detailed design of the novel, high-performance aircraft as it powers towards an X-plane demonstration flight.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launched on its fifth-ever mission on Sunday (Jan. 15), sending multiple satellites aloft for the U.S. Space Force.
SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy rocket will be back in action on Sunday (Jan. 15), and you can watch the liftoff live.
SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy rocket has flexed its muscles ahead of a planned liftoff this weekend.
One of the many payloads that took flight atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday (Jan. 3) was a tiny cubesat that will gather weather data for the U.S. Space Force.
Space Force has a new look for its recruiting website: a simulated launch of the United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket bringing a GPS satellite to space.
Santa Claus is coming to town, and you can track his progress worldwide this Christmas with NORAD's Santa Tracker website.
The United States Space Force is training to prepare for a European conflict, practicing space combat tactics alongside allies.
UFO reports from U.S. military personnel are flooding the government's new All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).
North Korea launched a rocket to test ground stations ahead of a planned spy satellite launch into orbit by April 2023, according to the nation's state-run media.
The United States Air Force has successfully tested its first prototype hypersonic missile, the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW.
SpaceX just revealed a new project called Starshield, which will leverage the company's Starlink satellite-internet tech for government customers.
The U.S. Air Force unveiled the new Northrop Grumman-built B-21 Raider stealth bomber Friday (Dec. 2) to be the new backbone of the Air Force's fleet.
The U.S. Air Force will unveil the new Northrop Grumman-built B-21 Raider stealth bomber today (Dec. 2), an aircraft that has been called "the most advanced military aircraft ever built."
The uncrewed X-37B space plane touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Station on Nov. 12 having spent a record 908 days in orbit
The space plane touched down at NASA's Kennedy Space Center today (Nov. 12) after 908 days in orbit — more than four months longer than any previous X-37B flight.
Ukraine's space-based communications infrastructure took a serious hit recently due to funding problems, according to a media report.