Trump Expected to Sign “Space Force” Exec Order Soon

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order creating the Space Force within days. Actually, it’s slated to be the U.S. Space Command. In a scheduled speech at Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence is supposed to make the announcement in the next few days. The Space Command will be a civilian enterprise, and will not be a part of NASA. The Space Command is evidently something of a compromise from the “Space Command” first proposed by Trump back in March.

—QUOTABLE: “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.” -Trump back in March