In a surprise announcement today at the third meeting of the White House's newly reconvened Space Council, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to create a new Space Force within the U.S. Armed Forces.
But his directive will task the Defense Department to begin the process of establishing the Space Force as the sixth branch of the USA armed forces.
"Marillyn Hewson, president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., left, and Dennis Muilenburg, chairman and chief executive officer of Boeing Co., attend a National Space Council meeting on Monday".
Mr. Rogers initially called for an independent space corps, but then retreated to pushing for creation of a new command dedicated to space within the Air Force. Currently, the Air Force is responsible for the vast majority - roughly 80 percent - of the military's space ventures.
Military officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, have pushed back on the idea the military should have a separate space force. He also reassured the public that it can't happen without the support of Congress, despite Trump's grandiose claims.
The president spoke earlier this year of his plans for a "space force" and explained his thinking behind it, saying: "I was saying it the other day because we're doing a tremendous amount of work in space". All three have refused to sign the U.N.'s resolution on Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, according to CNN. This event was supposed to focus on the relatively sedate topic of space debris, but the freewheeling president had other ideas.
Trump said Monday that the United States' space program had been bogged down by politics and rising costs. Conceivably the 2019 NDAA that is now going through the legislative cycle could create the Space Force, Loverro said, although Congress would have to give the Defense Department at least one or two years to execute such a large reorganization.
The White House billed the effort as part of the president agenda to restore US leadership in space.
"We understand the President's guidance. Too many important missions at stake".
Joining Trump were Vice President Mike Pence (who heads up the recently revived space council), NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and members of his space council.
For the private sector's space activity, the primary effect of the policy is "more rapid and more accurate information on where they can launch", as well as "flexibility in launch windows", and satellites having "more time to put toward revenue-generating activities rather than maneuvering" to avoid collision risks, Pace said.
Meghan Markle , Duchess of Sussex , joined Queen Elizabeth for her first royal engagement without her husband, Prince Harry . The Queen's broad and very youthful looking smile suggested genuine delight at having Meghan at her side though.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017. Apple said in its announcement that the content will be released as part of a lineup of original content.
Part of the meeting would include discussions over the $219 million supermax extension the Spurs could offer Leonard this summer. The Heat could also include a first-round draft pick, but they sort of have their hands tied when it comes to that.
Auto industry expert Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer of the vehicle research centre called the allegations against Stadler "very serious". Investors have accused the company of informing investors too late about the probe, a view the vehicle maker has contested.
He said his deputies are often involved in chases pursuing people suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants and drugs. He said the pursuit was the result of "good police work", and gave his support for the construction of a border wall .
Meanwhile, the United States and South Korea have confirmed they have suspended planning for their next joint military drills. Those exercises usually involve troops, warplanes, ships and other military weapons from USA bases around the world.
Canadian Milos Raonic was looking at the bigger picutre after a loss to Roger Federer Sunday morning in the Stutttgart Open final. I will have a quiet week before Wimbledon with not many things going on, which is great. "I'm really happy.
Susan Collins of ME said she favors tighter border security, but expressed deep concerns about the child separation policy. The president also continued to blame Democrats, tweeting in all caps "CHANGE THE LAWS!" "It is immoral.
The Boring Company released Wednesday renderings of what the underground system and rail cars would look like. The company and city officials will enter negotiations to bring the Loop transit system to Chicago .
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Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal
Sky Sports have ranked all 20 clubs in terms of who has the most hard set of fixtures to open the 2018/19 season. Jose Mourinho is furious about the scheduling of some of Liverpool's Premier League games next season.