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