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A New American Space Force?

Most unusual thing I heard today: the president has ordered the DoD to form a US Space Force which will be separate but equal to the US Airforce. Awesome news for space fans?

The number of kinds of aircraft the US Airforce: About 61 types in active service. Number of kinds of spacecraft in the US Spaceforce: Unknown.

The Air Force has argued that space defense is well within its purview, and that a new branch not only isn’t necessary, but could dilute current efforts to extend American military might into space.

The idea for an independent effort dates to early 2017 when House members led by Representative Mike Rogers, an Alabama Republican, began a new round of advocacy for what they called a separate “space corps.” The commander-in-chief first broached the idea in March, calling it a “Space Force,” while addressing service members in California.

Via Bloomberg

It will be interesting to see what comes of this.


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2 thoughts on “A New American Space Force?

  1. This is the worst thing that could happen to space .

    Posted by tallboy258 | 24 Jun 2018, 12:30 pm

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