By Katie Kieffer
We – the United States – are at war with China. And China’s next play – following COVID-19 – is to be “first” in the multi-trillion-dollar market of space. President Trump is taking concrete steps to beat China in space: last week, he launched the Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and, this week, he attends the launch of a public-private partnership at the Kennedy Space Center meant to ensure America is no longer reliant on Russia for shuttles to the International Space Station.
“Our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security,” President Trump said in a statement. Now, Congress and military bureaucrats must also support American dominance in space. Continue reading