No, Really: America Needs a Space Force
Space has become increasingly critical to military operations since the 1960s, but in 2019, the Trump administration announced the creation of a Space Force, a sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Services with a grand new slogan—Semper Supra, meaning “Always Above.” Does America need a stand alone agency, or is this just political posturing?
The Space Force
will take over existing military actions in space from the Air Force, Navy, and Army and focus on carrying them out more efficiently and successfully.
within the military will transfer into the Space Force for the first two years. The majority of the staff—about 150 people—will come from the Air Force.
was the amount that the 2020 omnibus spending bill provided the Space Force in 2021, despite earlier estimates of the budget being much lower.