Air Force Space Command Commander Gen. John Raymond testifies April 3, 2019, in front of the House Armed Services Committee's strategic forces subcommittee.  Credit: YouTube
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) shakes hands with Gen. Jay Raymond, head of Air Force Space Command, at the 2017 Space Symposium. Rogers and the Air Force have recently found themselves at odds over the congressman's "Space Corps" proposal. Credit: Tom Kimmell/SpaceNews
The House of Representatives debates the National Defense Authorization Act July 13, 2017, a day before the bill's passage, which includes a controversial proposal to set up a new military branch focused on space. Credit: CSPAN
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Galileo navigation satellite. Credit: ESA