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(Center) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visits with members of the 45th Space Wing launch team April 30, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The tour included a visit to the Morrell Operations Center; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Headquarters; Space Launch Complex 37; Moon Express; and a close up view of the Falcon 9 launch and landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

(Center) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visits with members of the 45th Space Wing launch team April 30, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The tour included a visit to the Morrell Operations Center; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Headquarters; Space Launch Complex 37; Moon Express; and a close up view of the Falcon 9 launch and landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein recognizes 1st Lt. Jacob Myers, 45th Operations Group, for his accomplishments following a tour of the Morrell Operations Center, April 30, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The tour included a brief by members of the 1st Range Operations Squadron, as well as a visit to the 45th Weather Squadron and the mission control room where he received and up-close and personal look at the space and launch mission at the 45th Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein recognizes 1st Lt. Jacob Myers, 45th Operations Group, for his accomplishments following a tour of the Morrell Operations Center, April 30, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The tour included a brief by members of the 1st Range Operations Squadron, as well as a visit to the 45th Weather Squadron and the mission control room where he received and up-close and personal look at the space and launch mission at the 45th Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

(Right) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Capt. Nathan Nash, 45th Launch Support Squadron officer, discuss launch operations at the Multi-Vehicle Launch Support Center, May 1, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing maintains Eastern Range operations, launch operations, expeditionary and contingency readiness while supporting the base.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

(Right) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Capt. Nathan Nash, 45th Launch Support Squadron officer, discuss launch operations at the Multi-Vehicle Launch Support Center, May 1, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing maintains Eastern Range operations, launch operations, expeditionary and contingency readiness while supporting the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

(Fourth from the left) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein; Rep. Jim Bridenstine; Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander; members of the 45th Space Wing and SpaceX gather for a photo after touring Launch Pad 39A, April 29, 2017, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The tour included a visit to the Morrell Operations Center; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Headquarters; Space Launch Complex 37; Moon Express; and a close up view of the Falcon 9 launch and landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

(Fourth from the left) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein; Rep. Jim Bridenstine; Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander; members of the 45th Space Wing and SpaceX gather for a photo after touring Launch Pad 39A, April 29, 2017, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The tour included a visit to the Morrell Operations Center; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Headquarters; Space Launch Complex 37; Moon Express; and a close up view of the Falcon 9 launch and landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. --