Space Force - Launch Aborted

Djinn

Council Hall
Dec 2007
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For those who forgot, willfully or otherwise, Donald Trump proposed "Space Force" as a sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Just five months later, it appears Trump is realizing that his brainfart isn't getting much traction in either the Department of Defense, or in Congress.

Now discussions are underway to find some way to create a subdivision within an existing military branch (likely the Air Force) and create the appearance of it being a separate branch of the military - enough that Trump supporters will buy it as a "promise kept."

Maybe the Space Force won’t be a separate department after all
 
Mar 2012
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Whats interesting is China is attempting some sort of police force for space. They have plans for the moon base and want to "protect what they find there." We all know this force is meant to be what protects the resources they find up there. Its like a bad sci fi movie where they go up and take what they find and over drill and such with nobody to tell them not to.
 
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Whats interesting is China is attempting some sort of police force for space. They have plans for the moon base and want to "protect what they find there." We all know this force is meant to be what protects the resources they find up there. Its like a bad sci fi movie where they go up and take what they find and over drill and such with nobody to tell them not to.
Moon resources are not going to be cost efficient for centuries...
 
Mar 2012
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Moon resources are not going to be cost efficient for centuries...
Not entirely true. The moon may hold water deposits which can be used for rocket fuel. Also they are potentially going to use this for future space flight to Mars. Scientists do express some concern over whether they do find anything there though. If they should find anything there is nothing anyone can do. They will be eons ahead of the rest of the world.

"Shadowed craters at high latitudes on the moon may hold significant deposits of frozen water. NASA and a number of private companies, including a startup in Cape Canaveral, Florida called Moon Express, have been exploring the idea of mining that ice to make rocket fuel or to obtain water and oxygen for a future lunar outpost."

China plans historic mission to the moon's 'dark' side
 
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Jul 2011
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For those who forgot, willfully or otherwise, Donald Trump proposed "Space Force" as a sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Just five months later, it appears Trump is realizing that his brainfart isn't getting much traction in either the Department of Defense, or in Congress.

Now discussions are underway to find some way to create a subdivision within an existing military branch (likely the Air Force) and create the appearance of it being a separate branch of the military - enough that Trump supporters will buy it as a "promise kept."

Maybe the Space Force won’t be a separate department after all


The issue is, we already have one, USAFSPC and have had for years. But I so wanted a space force lol how cool would that be, I'd buy all the cool t-shirts!

 
Mar 2012
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Thing is we all know eventually we are going to need some sort of law enforcement of "Space MPs." If SpaceX does get to Mars, Musk has said they will need security. So at that point we will have to make the choice, do we want the govt of the US providing that or private security agencies? It sounds far fetched but as we move closer to Mars, it does become an issue of sorts.
 
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Not entirely true. The moon may hold water deposits which can be used for rocket fuel. Also they are potentially going to use this for future space flight to Mars. Scientists do express some concern over whether they do find anything there though. If they should find anything there is nothing anyone can do. They will be eons ahead of the rest of the world.

"Shadowed craters at high latitudes on the moon may hold significant deposits of frozen water. NASA and a number of private companies, including a startup in Cape Canaveral, Florida called Moon Express, have been exploring the idea of mining that ice to make rocket fuel or to obtain water and oxygen for a future lunar outpost."

China plans historic mission to the moon's 'dark' side

Yes, it's not as if one could find water here on earth. It's only present over about 75% of the planet's surface.
 

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