Trump wants the USA military to have a 'space force'

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He added: "Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea".

From Star Wars and Star Trek to Spaceballs and Starship Troopers, sci-fi fans called on their favorite characters to help form and lead the "Space Force" - not to mention that there even was a hokey TV movie in 1978 titled Space Force.

Republican congressman Mike Rogers, who proposed the idea, argued that the Air Force was prioritising its fighter jets over space, and a dedicated service was needed to stay ahead of China and Russian Federation in what was described as the next frontier of warfare.

"The comic adventures that befall a crew of astronauts assigned to a remote military space station", IMDb notes of Space Force.

America should create its own separate military space force, President Donald Trump mentioned in an offhand remark Tuesday that would change the course of US space policy.

A lack of funding for NASA in that budget request would seem contrary to the creation of the "space force". We'll call it the space force.' Not really serious. "We have the Army, the Navy". "Maybe we'll have to do that".

After Trump renewed the "space force" proposal, Twitter completely roasted him.

"So think of that, Space Force, because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous".

His idea was opposed by Pentagon leaders and the White House, who argued the plan was premature and needed more study.

Defense Secretary James Mattis even took the rare step of writing a letter supporting an amendment to remove the Space Corps from the House's version of policy bill earlier this year. But his unfeigned excitement at "his" idea was a reminder that the oldest man ever elected president is in some respects a man-child.