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    After hours of deliberation Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee decided to move forward with the creation of a sixth branch of the military. The Space Corps branch, which would fall under the control of the Air Force, would handle any military operations in orbit. As you might imagine, there are those who stoutly against this change.

    Rep. Mike Turner initially purposed an amendment that would stop the creation of Space Corps. The Air Force also spoke out in opposition to the sixth military branch, which would be their responsibility, stating that it would become an unnecessary bureaucracy, per reports from The Hill.

    Last week, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson spoke on behalf of the Air Force when she commented that Space Corps would likely result in a branch that is “more complex, add more boxes to the organization chart and cost more money.”

    Members of the Armed Services Committee insisted that they have carefully considered the idea of a Space Corps and are not simply jumping in without any research. However, there were committee members who told the press that they were unaware of what Space Corp even was prior to Wednesday night, according to the Washington Examiner.

    https://federalnewsradio.com/defense...s-space-corps/

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    Well, they can't turn IJN Yamato into a space going warship. Her magazine detonated when she capsized, blowing her into two pieces.

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    I just wish they would make money available to get a Mars landing made before I croak, it would be one more once in a lifetime project witnessed by a lot of us old people. Just look at the accomplishments made since the late 40s, we've witnessed more history than any other era. It wasn't but 50 years ago that little handheld talking device in star trek was no more than a movie prop.
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    I'm not really looking forward to a Mars trip in my lifetime or my grandsons. I just don't think a one-way trip will be worth it.
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    I must be pretty stupid... I'm obviously missing something.

    If it will be under the Air Force then why the hell even bother? Just let it be part of the Air Force's mission!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourWinds View Post
    I must be pretty stupid... I'm obviously missing something.

    If it will be under the Air Force then why the hell even bother? Just let it be part of the Air Force's mission!
    Please, it doesn't sound near as cool!
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    The President's against it, so I'm against it.

    Congress has always been pretty clueless about space. Even today, Rep. Dana Rohrbacher asked NASA about 'ancient civilizations on Mars'...

    http://www.nasawatch.com/

    about the new Military-branch, from yesterday:

    "The Trump Administration informed the House that it does not agree on the need for the Space Corps proposed in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The White House Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) called the proposal premature because DOD is still in the process of studying potential organizational changes. The White House used stronger language to object to two other space provisions in the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourWinds View Post
    I must be pretty stupid... I'm obviously missing something.

    If it will be under the Air Force then why the hell even bother? Just let it be part of the Air Force's mission!

    One of the politicians or more have tailor shops and manufacturing to made all those new uniforms that will be needed, you know some of them do stand to make a killing on something none of us are privy to know about.
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