Buck's Ranger III flight is with NASA; the ship (a Space Shuttle) has the NASA logo.
Buck identifies himself to Ardalla (in Episode 1) as Captain Buck Rogers of the United States Air Force.
NASA uses no 'military' ranks (i.e. they use Pilot, Commander, Specialist...).
Network: NBC ( USA) Type: Scripted Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Status: Canceled/Ended Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes Premiere: September 20, 1979 Ended: August 20, 1981