August 2002

Vol. 85, No. 8

Space Almanac

Facts, figures, agency and system profiles, budget data, and other information about US and foreign space programs.

Aerospace World

Eberhart To Head NORTHCOM The Senate on June 27 confirmed Air Force Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart to be the first leader of the Pentagon’s new homeland defense unified combatant command, US Northern Command. Eberhart, who is currently commander in chief...


Taking the Offensive “If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long. … [We] must be ready to strike at a moment’s notice in any dark corner of the world. And our security will require...