The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is planning a series of lunar missions beginning next year aimed at developing the capacity for a return to the moon, said Cheryl Warner, a spokeswoman for NASA's Human Exploration Directorate. What the space force actually means is anyone's guess, but Trump described the space branch of the military as "separate but equal" to the Air Force.
The order came as the president opened the third meeting of the revitalized National Space Council chaired by Vice President Mike Pence.
The Outer Space Treaty, which the United States signed in 1967, bars states from testing weapons and establishing military bases on the moon and other celestial bodies.
Trump previously floated the idea of a Space Force when addressing US Marines in March. The measure, he said, is another step forward in USA leadership in space. "And we are seriously thinking of the Space Force".
"This is a giant step toward inspiring future generations and toward reclaiming America's proud destiny in space", Trump said in a statement announcing the pal, which he had talked about before.
The policy sets up new guidelines for satellite design and operation, as well as tracking the growing amount of clutter in space.
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The president framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want "China and Russian Federation and other countries leading us".
The president also vowed to soon return the United States to the moon and to reach Mars through either public or private means.
The administration's first space policy directive, signed December 11, 2017, called for NASA to focus on returning humans to the moon.
The council's executive secretary, Scott Pace, told reporters before the meeting that space is becoming increasingly congested and current guidelines are inadequate to address the challenge.
"This time, we will do more than plant our flag and leave our footprints". "We can't allow that to happen in the U.S. Not on my watch". "And, you know, I've always said that rich guys seem to like rockets". "If you beat us to Mars, we'll be very happy and you'll be very famous", he said.