NASA's Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Tuesday that the space agency will be formally working with U.S. Space Force in areas like human spaceflight, space policy and transportation and scientific research. (Sept. 22)
JIM BRIDENSTINE: We are an instrument of national power. It is soft power. It is diplomatic power. It's information power. It's economic power. But what we can't do is we can't do any of those things if space is not secure. And that's why it was important to create the Space Force. That's why it's important for NASA to partner with the Space Force on a lot of the things that we're going to partner on. And this time when we go to the Moon, it's not just a technology demonstration. We are going sustainably to the Moon to deliver science and exploration capabilities in a way that's never been done before. And we're going for the first time with a very diverse, highly qualified astronaut corps that includes women.