The US Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, Calif., is kind enough to share some of its mystique with select senior DOD civilian and military leaders—in a short course tailored to meet their “expectations,” says Lt. Col. Dale Parsons, TPS director of special courses. The most recent one focused on core competencies of flight operations, maintenance, and engineering. It even included flights to demonstrate flight test theories in practice.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”