Wednesday, June 20, 2018

United States Space Force

Good news, President Trump has announced a United States Space Force as our sixth branch of the military!

This is long overdue, we should have done this in 1960! 

President John F. Kennedy said:

"We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.
There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic, Why does Rice play Texas?
We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too."

"I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space..."

Thank you President Trump for a new United States Space Force.

Americans have looked forward to this day for decades.  I am glad it is here.


CounterFett said...


Bob G. said...

If someone's gotta "own" space, it should be the USofA.
(we always had better looking concept craft, anyway)

Carry on.

Mike Creek said...


That's right!


Mike Creek said...

That's right G.
Soviet Space craft always looked goofy.