Famed Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Loves The Space Force

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President Donald Trump's campaign wants to start selling a new Space Force themed line of merchandise, and they are soliciting votes on which design to use.

Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon in 1969, announced on Twitter his support for the president's potential extension of the military.

"The time has come to establish the United States Space Force", he said, repeating Trump s call for Congress to invest an additional $8 billion in U.S. space security systems over the next five years. In addition to angry comments denouncing the very idea and several attempts at memes, the responses contained alternate proposals for a Space Force logo - including the Federation symbol from Star Trek and the Galactic Empire logo from Star Wars. It is the Presidents opinion that that it requires a new military branch.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday delivered a speech at the Pentagon outlining the administration's plan to move forward with the Space Force. Congressional support will be needed to complete this mission, according to CNN.

In a speech at the Pentagon, Pence said that recent advances by rivals including China and Russian Federation necessitate the creation of a military force focused exclusively on space.

"I don't think it's necessary", former astronaut Scott Kelly told CNN Thursday. Pence described space as a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested but has now become crowded and adversarial.

Shortly after Pence s speech, Trump tweeted: "Space Force all the way!"

[T] he way to address emerging security challenges in space is not to try to carve out another military fiefdom, but to seek holistic, cross-domain, and cross-service solutions.

Pence said the White House already has been working with Congress to develop the plan. Those satellites handle intelligence and surveillance, as well as command, control and communication, among other things.




Given the stakes surrounding building a new military branch, the issue is likely to be a political football.

"We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength", Reps.

In the meantime, the Space Command would be led by a four-star general, and Pence said a new high-level civilian post - assistant defence secretary for space - would also be created. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., leaders of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, said in a statement.

Space is now protected (think satellites) by the Air Force (apparently). How? "This is a process we're in". That includes everything from satellites enabling the Global Positioning System to sensors that help track missile launches.

"There is a threat out there but it's being handled by the US Air Force today".

"China and Russian Federation have been conducting highly sophisticated on-orbit activities that could enable them to maneuver their satellites into close proximity of ours, posing unprecedented new dangers to our space systems", he said.

The new branch will be separate from, but equal to, the five other branches, he said.

Opinions on the Space Force in Congress have been divided. This group would be the core of an eventual Space Force, to be created as a separate military service.

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