Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
A story in the news today has awakened my inner space geek. I'll let you read about it for yourself, but suffice to say: the Air Force is a branch of the military. NASA does space. It's fair to ask why the Air Force has launched a spacecraft—and what its role is. Are we sure it's not "militarized"? Is this a branch of the service looking to re-assert its early space-age role in shooting off rockets? This aircraft/spacecraft is a direct descendant of the famous X-1, famously flown by Chuck Yeager, and the X-15, famously flown by John Glenn, among many others. Let's find out what we find out.
In the meantime, keep your feet on the ground, have a good weekend, and we hope you can join us tonight.