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Donald Trump at National Space Council

President Trump Orders Creation of 'Space Force'

Trump says the United States will "be the leader by far" in space and looks to revive the nation's flagging space program. "Because we can not get them to sign legislation, we can not get them even to the negotiating table".

U.S. Space Command, under the U.S. Air Force branch, has been in control of military space operations.

"We have the Air Force, we'll have the space force", Trump said in March. Because that format changes the way many family services are handled - and which policies could be open for a fresh start under a new branch.

The announcement came at a meeting with the National Space Council.

Trump envisioned a bright future for the US space program, pledging to revive the country's flagging efforts, return to the moon and eventually send a manned mission that would reach Mars.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the new space policy directive Monday, as the National Space Council convenes.

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In May, following an offhand comment by Trump about the possible creation of a Space Force, Sean O'Keefe, NASA administrator and Navy secretary under President George W. Bush, said Trump's own defense secretary and Air Force secretary argued vociferously against it when members of Congress pushed it previous year.

"When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space".

"Each agency will continue to have their own budgets for space traffic management", Pace told

The president added: "Let's go get it, general".

"This time, we will do more than plant our flag and leave our footprints".

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is planning a series of lunar missions beginning next year aimed at developing the capacity for a return to the moon. NASA astronauts Eileen Collins, Terry Virts and Scott Parazynski also spoke, calling for a clear action-plan toward the country's space exploration goals. One of NASA's top field centers, the Marshall Space Flight Center, is located in Huntsville, Ala., and Ivey is a member of the space council's user advisory board. "What you're doing is so important, remember - economically, militarily, scientifically, in every way, there's no place like space".

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