America's 450 launch-ready land-based nuclear-armed ballistic missiles are the opposite of a deterrent to attack. In fact, their very deployment has the potential to launch World War III and precipitate human extinction – as a result of a false alarm. We’re not exaggerating.
X-37B robot plane has its mission extended past 270 days in continuous flight. The mission of the X-37B is unknown.
The $1.5 billion, SUV-sized craft will monitor 30 features that affect daily and seasonal weather patterns, as well as long-term climate behavior.
After cost overruns and years of delay, the US is set to launch a prototype weather satellite before dawn Friday. Its data are badly needed as the number of Earth-observing satellites dwindle.