President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to create a space force as the sixth branch of the military, according to reports.
Trump said the new branch will be “separate but equal” to the United States Air Force.
“The House previously approved creation of a separate space corps inside the Air Force—much like the Marine Corps, which has its own commandant but still answers to the Navy Secretary—but it was blocked by Senate opposition. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Mr. Trump favors a similar approach for a dedicated space force.”
In other space news, NASA recently launched a historic spacecraft to Mars.