According to officials speaking to Fox News Monday, the President is expected to sign an executive order within mere days, officially creating the U.S. Space Command.

BOOM!

Space Command is a smidge short of the much ballyhooed and ballyBOOed “Space Force,” but that’s the breaks.

In his speech at Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center Tuesday, VP Pence will reportedly make the announcement. Space Command will be a civilian endeavor and will not include NASA.

Space Force first arrived onto the scene — for better or worse — in March, with Trump touting its virtue to mixed reception:

“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a Space Force — we have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force, you know, the Army, the Navy.”

Indeed, not everyone was psyched. Newsweek covered the story with “What is Space Force? How a Trump Joke Became ‘a Great Idea.'”

The Twitterverse had a field day:

And my personal favorite, due to the movie reference:

Since 1982, the Air Force has managed a U.S. Space Command at Colorado’s Peterson Air Force Base.

This new development will boost our space command to the same level as the U.S. Central Command, Cyber Command, and Special Operations Command. It formerly held that distinction, until 2002. As a result of the September 11th terror attack, Space Command was subsumed by U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

I believe Donald Trump is a forward-thinking man. An entrepreneur has to be such. I trust this move forward — under the advisement of experts. But either way, it’s happening.  And so, we move into a new age: the age of a reinvigorated Space Command.

Are you on board? Let us all know in the Comments section below.

Oh — and although Space Force didn’t make it this go-round, officials say it could be the next step.

-Alex

 

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