PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – “The Third Space Age is here,” posed the deputy commander of U.S. Space Command. And it’s characterized by an intersecting conjunction of space sectors.
U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John Shaw addressed attendees of the America’s Future Series “Cyber, Land, Air, Sea, Space” (C.L.A.S.S.) Summit during a virtual keynote address, Nov. 1, 2022.
The event’s program listed the names of two-days’ worth of speakers; leaders of civil, commercial, and national security organizations, a diverse line-up to suggest Shaw’s definition of the “third space age” is spot-on.
Shaw began his remarks by listing the catalyst of each sector’s transition into our contemporary understanding of space: for commercial, it was the development and application of reusable launch rockets; for civil, the return to the moon with an international team and an intent to stay longer; and finally, for national security: the presence of threats. READ MORE.