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U.S. Air Force

Earlier this year, Vice President Mike Pence renewed a call by the Trump Administration for the U.S. military to create a “Space Force.”

The White House’s effort comes in response to advances by China, Russia and other countries in space. It also raises the question as to whether or not the move might accelerate the militarization of space.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at how militaries have and could operate outside our atmosphere - and what that may mean for the future of warfare.


Under the Microscope: High-tech Camera

Jan 8, 2015
Outer space
Sweetie187 / Flickr

  What if we could design a camera that could take a hundred billion pictures a second ― enough to record the fastest phenomena in the universe.

Under the Microscope: Space Junk and Record-Breaking Harvest

Oct 17, 2014
Outer space
Sweetie187 / Flickr

On this week's Under the Microscope, we take a look at the junk we have left in space and a record-breaking harvest of corn and soybeans. 

Discovering a comet

Feb 23, 2012
Kevin Dooley / Flickr

If you go stargazing tonight, you just might see a faint little speck with a Missouri connection.