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US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

AU’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS) is the US Air Force graduate school for strategists. A highly qualified and motivated faculty, a small and carefully selected student body, a coherent and challenging curriculum, outstanding educational and research resources, and a well-designed facility combine to produce tomorrow’s senior military leaders who are experts in the role of military force in the art of statecraft.

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With little else to draw from, people turn to science fiction when thinking about the Space Force. CSA Images via Getty Images

Space Force sounds like a joke thanks to pop culture – that could be a problem for an important military branch

Science fiction has often had an inspirational and positive relationship with space endeavors. But the new US Space Force is struggling with a pop culture public relations problem.
A STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour took this photo of the ISS after the station and shuttle began their separation. NASA

The International Space Station at 20 offers hope and a template for future cooperation

Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
Le lancement de la capsule spatiale de SpaceX samedi 30 mai. Joe Raedle / Getty Images North America / Getty Images via AFP

SpaceX : vers une nouvelle ère de la conquête spatiale

Le lancement d’astronautes vers la Station Spatiale Internationale fait de SpaceX la première entreprise privée à envoyer des humains dans l’espace.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A. NASA/Bill Ingalls

SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
India’s launch vehicle carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, India, in late July 2019. Indian Space Research Organization via AP

Indian Moon probe’s failure won’t stop an Asian space race that threatens regional security

Are India and China engaged in a new space race? India's increasingly ambitious space ventures, including its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, are evidence of the country's interest in space exploration.

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