US Air Force

moon landings

Watch the First Private Moon Lander Ride to Orbit on a SpaceX Rocket

The Beresheet lander will attempt the first private Moon landing on April 11.
Becky Ferreira

The US Air Force Has Spent $326,000 Replacing Broken Coffee Cups in the Last Two Years

Each specially designed cup costs approximately $1,280—and they keep breaking.
Jelisa Castrodale
space war

‘Very Abnormal’ Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.
Becky Ferreira

Watch the Air Force Blow Up a Piece of Spaceflight History

Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 17, built in 1956, was demolished on Thursday.
Becky Ferreira
by the way

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
space war

Trump Thinks a Militarized ‘Space Force’ Is a ‘Great Idea’

He may be referring to a proposal that died in the Senate last year.
Becky Ferreira
Star Wars

The US Air Force Wants More Money to Defend Its Satellites

The 2019 budget for Air Force space equipment and R&D, including new satellite defenses, represents a 9-percent increase over 2018.
David Axe
Rocket's Eye View

Start Rolling Your Blunts: Watch a Rocket's POV of a Satellite Launch

What it’s like to ride up to space with an Air Force missile warning satellite.
Becky Ferreira
texas shooting

U.S. Air Force neglected to enter Texas shooter into FBI database

Alexa Liautaud

Pyongyang says “gangster” Trump plotting “surprise” nuke attack

“The gangster-like U.S. imperialists are ceaselessly resorting to their frantic nuclear threat and blackmail to stifle North Korea with nukes at any cost,” a statement from state-run KCNA news agency blustered.
David Gilbert
Unfriendly Skies

Human vs. Drone Combat Is the New Normal

US human pilots have shot down two enemy drones this month alone. But according to one expert, one day soon—within the next two decades—the drones will outmatch the best human pilots.
David Axe
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

London mosque attack leaves one dead and ten wounded, US jet shoots down Syrian warplane, police investigate killing of Muslim girl in Virginia, and more.
VICE Staff