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President Trump directs the Pentagon to create a Space Force as a "separate but equal" branch of the military.
Space debris (ESA photo)
SPD-2 signing ceremony
July 20, 1989: “From the voyages of Columbus, to the Oregon Trail, to the journey to the moon itself, history proves that we have never lost by pressing the limits of our frontiers.”
U.S. President George H. W. Bush, announcing the Space Exploration Initiative. Credit: NASA
Trump Cabinet
President Trump holds up his freshly signed Space Policy Directive 1 during a Dec. 11 ceremony at the White House. (Credit: White House)