What is Space Force?
The United States Space Force, as proposed by the Trump administration, would be a new branch of the military by 2020, on par with thearmy, navy, air force, marines and coast guard.
According to VP Pence: Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force – an “elite group of war fighters specializing in the domain of space” drawn from various branches of the military, in the style of existing special operations forces. Full article here.
Why do we need it?
The White House points to galactic threats from US adversaries, particularly Russia and China, which could develop weapons to jam, blind or destroy satellites that are crucial to communications systems.
Guest Avail: Science Journalist Bruce Dorminey
Bruce Dorminey is a science journalist and author of Distant Wanderers: the Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System who writes about over-the-horizon technology, primarily astronomy and space science.
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For over six years, Forbes.com tech contributor science journalist Bruce Dorminey as written at least 5 columns per month for Forbes’ Online Technology page. He’s covered everything from North Korean missile technology and hypersonic flight to extrasolar planets and the search for life in the cosmos.
- Extrasolar planets
- Astrobiology, astronomy, space exploration.