Reps. Jim Cooper and Mike Rogers were the original proponents of a space service. It was not Trump's idea.
Until Trump put it under a massive spotlight, the Space Force (or Space Corps) only existed as an academic and policy debate in Washington blue-ribbon commissions and occasional congressional hearings.
Rogers: Regardless of what the final DoD report states, “there’s still things in space that have to be fixed.”
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s markup of their version of the NDAA doesn’t include the Space Corps proposal, instead focusing on bolstering space operations along different lines.
"America is so dependent on our satellites in space that we think it’s time for a branch of the U.S. military designed to protect them," two top lawmakers say.
Rep. Mike Rogers says Air Force "better shape up or they’ll figure out who is in charge here," while Gen. David Goldfein says "now’s not the time to build seems and segregate and separate."