Record-setting rocket launch puts on a show for America's East Coast

Last night, the U.S. Air Force launched 29 satellites into orbit from Virginia's eastern shore. The record-setting payload achieved liftoff atop a Minotaur-1 rocket at 8:15 p.m. ET, and was visible from the entire length of America's Eastern Seaboard, and as far west as Kentucky. » 11/20/13 6:55am 11/20/13 6:55am

America's X-37B spaceplane is "probably" spying on China

The US Air Force's high-tech, unmanned X-37B spaceplane launched on March 5, 2011, entering low Earth orbit with the mission designation USA-226 and a set of tantalizingly vague mission parameters: to "demonstrate a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the United States Air Force." » 1/05/12 2:59pm 1/05/12 2:59pm