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Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch
https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | June 18, 2018

Posted on 06/18/2018 10:00:09 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

Edited on 06/18/2018 1:15:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: braking; breaking; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; mars; militaryspace; moon; nasa; space; spaceforce; spacex; themoon; trump
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Breaking News. The US Space Force will be the 6th branch of the US Armed Forces. How this will affect the US Air Force Space Command will be interesting,
1 posted on 06/18/2018 10:00:09 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

In addition to pipeline deals and cyber security, the Bush/Obama admins put us behind China/Russia in space forces and security. We’re finally catching up.


2 posted on 06/18/2018 10:03:20 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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Weird. We had lot of aircraft on-hand when the USAF was created., but we have no manned spacecraft of any kind and none in the pipeline. We depend on “friendly enemies” to send American astronauts into space.


3 posted on 06/18/2018 10:04:58 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Gutless Old Party)
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To: NKP_Vet

Smart move. It recognizes the fact that space is just as vital an aspect of defense as is the air, oceans, and land.


4 posted on 06/18/2018 10:07:50 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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but we have no manned spacecraft of any kind and none in the pipeline

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We don’t know what we actually have up there.


5 posted on 06/18/2018 10:08:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Is he recruiting Starship Troopers yet?


6 posted on 06/18/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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Let’s put a man in space again first.


7 posted on 06/18/2018 10:09:00 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: NKP_Vet

As a USAFA grad, it’s nice to know that as we train the next group of leaders for the Space Force, we will finally and officially have Space Cadets!


8 posted on 06/18/2018 10:09:31 AM PDT by usafa92 (Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States)
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have no manned spacecraft of any kind and none in the pipeline.

You might want to look-up "Orion Space Capsule"
9 posted on 06/18/2018 10:09:36 AM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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Good. It’s important that space war capabilities get the attention they need.


10 posted on 06/18/2018 10:10:04 AM PDT by DannyTN
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[ but we have no manned spacecraft of any kind and none in the pipeline

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We don’t know what we actually have up there. ]

It ranges from Project Aurora space plane to things that Captain Kirk might fly re: SSP....


11 posted on 06/18/2018 10:11:14 AM PDT by GraceG ("Q is dead, been dead a for a while...")
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To: NKP_Vet; Army Air Corps; beaversmom; Bikkuri; GraceG

12 posted on 06/18/2018 10:12:32 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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Can’t wait to see the uniforms.


13 posted on 06/18/2018 10:12:57 AM PDT by V_TWIN (oks like)
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Weird. We had lot of aircraft on-hand when the USAF was created., but we have no manned spacecraft of any kind and none in the pipeline. We depend on “friendly enemies” to send American astronauts into space.

If you really believe that I have some swampland in Greenland to sell you. :-)
14 posted on 06/18/2018 10:13:03 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: JockoManning

Ping


15 posted on 06/18/2018 10:13:32 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch

Why?

16 posted on 06/18/2018 10:13:57 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Why do they have to be manned? Manned craft require reentry periodically, which means more launches. Possibilities include:
17 posted on 06/18/2018 10:14:47 AM PDT by DannyTN
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LOL! Good one! :-). Service guarantees citizenship!


18 posted on 06/18/2018 10:15:14 AM PDT by edh
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Smart move. It recognizes the fact that space is just as vital an aspect of defense as is the air, oceans, and land.

And what will this do that the current Air Force Space Command does not?

19 posted on 06/18/2018 10:15:22 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: NKP_Vet

About time.


20 posted on 06/18/2018 10:15:23 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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