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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley visits Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

Col. James Ross, 45th Space Wing vice commander, greets Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley upon his arrival at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., on March 7, 2011. Secretary Donley later toured facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center.

Col. James Ross, 45th Space Wing vice commander, greets Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley upon his arrival at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., on March 7, 2011. Secretary Donley later toured facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center.

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, right, chats with Gregg Kraver, 45th Space Wing executive director, during briefings held at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on March 7, 2011. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, right, chats with Gregg Kraver, 45th Space Wing executive director, during briefings held at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on March 7, 2011. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley flies on a 920th Rescue Wing helicopter from the Patrick Air Force Base runway to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during his visit March 7, 2011. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley flies on a 920th Rescue Wing helicopter from the Patrick Air Force Base runway to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during his visit March 7, 2011. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley poses with 45th Space Wing Airmen during a visit to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., on March 7, 2011.  The Airmen were recently named "Best of 2010" during the Wing's Annual Award Banquet held last month.  With the Secretary are (left to right) Master Sgt. Adam Brothers, Capt. Jonathan Semple, Maj. Mark Shoemaker, Senior Airman Nathaniel Kirschman, Tech. Sgt. Mari Quiroga, Staff Sgt. Derek Miller and Senior Airman Manny Rivero. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley poses with 45th Space Wing Airmen during a visit to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., on March 7, 2011. The Airmen were recently named "Best of 2010" during the Wing's Annual Award Banquet held last month. With the Secretary are (left to right) Master Sgt. Adam Brothers, Capt. Jonathan Semple, Maj. Mark Shoemaker, Senior Airman Nathaniel Kirschman, Tech. Sgt. Mari Quiroga, Staff Sgt. Derek Miller and Senior Airman Manny Rivero. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

Space X employee Scott Henderson, center, briefs Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley on the Eastern Range on March 7, 2011. Also pictured are Col. Lee Rosen, right, 45th Launch Group commander, and Col. James Ross, left, 45th Space Wing vice commander. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

Space X employee Scott Henderson, center, briefs Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley on the Eastern Range on March 7, 2011. Also pictured are Col. Lee Rosen, right, 45th Launch Group commander, and Col. James Ross, left, 45th Space Wing vice commander. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jennifer Macklin)

March 9, 2011 -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley arrived at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. for a vist, on March 7, 2011. Secretary Donley later toured facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center.