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    Trump plans to create unified US Space Command

    WASHINGTON President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command.

    Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., two U.S. officials said, and Trump could sign the order as soon as Tuesday.

    The move is separate from Trump's goal of creating a "Space Force" as an independent armed service branch, but could be a step in that direction.

    The U.S. Air Force's existing Space Command would be a key component of the new, joint entity, raising space to the same status as U.S. Cyber Command.

    According to U.S. officials, Pence will be at the Pentagon on Tuesday and will meet with the Joint Chiefs. Space Command is expected to be among the issues discussed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

    The move actually would recreate a U.S. Space Command, which existed from 1985 to 2002. It was disbanded in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks so that U.S. Northern Command could be established, focusing on defense of the homeland.
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    Star Fleet anyone??
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    Starfleet? Not far off.

    DoD is already interested in the SpaceX Starship and its derivatives. That thing's capabilities are going to be....extreme.

    Need to start a new thread about it as SpaceX dumped a ton of updated info in the last week. It's changed, and some things are more futuristic than before.

    Ex: no heat shield.
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