atynews.com – The United States (US) is reported to be officially making their Space Forces in 2020. This plan was actually announced a few months ago by President Donald Trump.
This Space Force will later become the sixth branch of the US military and will be tasked with making the country excel in space from other countries such as Russia and China.
Nevertheless, the plan to form the sixth military branch also received rejection from various parties in the US. As in the US Congress which said that the formation of the space fleet was too expensive.
The Trump idea force will be responsible for a variety of US-based space military capabilities, which include everything from satellites that allow the Global Positioning System (GPS) to sensors that help track missile launches.
US Vice President Mike Pence, in a speech at the Pentagon, described the creation of the Space Forces as “an idea whose time has come”.
“The next generation of Americans will face threats that appear in unlimited space, who will wear United States uniforms,” he said Pence, as quoted by Reuters on Friday (08/10/2018).
While Trump, who initiated the plan, wrote on Twitter briefly about setting the time frame for the formation of the Space Force. “Space Force all the way!” Trump wrote via an @realDonaldTrump account.