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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:40 PM

The New Space Command Will Officially Be Up And Running Aug. 29 [View all]

Source: Newsy

By Antoinette Miller

August 20, 2019

It's the first step in establishing the U.S. Space Force which would be an entirely new military service dedicated to defense in outer space.

"Before the year is out, the United States will once again send American astronauts into space on American rockets from American soil."

The Trump administration's new Space Command under the Defense Department will officially be up and running on Aug. 29. It's the first new combatant command since U.S. Africa Command was established in 2009.

Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement Tuesday at the sixth meeting of the National Space Council.

The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said Space Command will be in charge of planning and following through with operations in space. It's the first step in establishing the U.S. Space Force which would be an entirely new military service dedicated to defense in outer space.

Read more: https://www.newsy.com/stories/space-command-will-officially-be-up-and-running-aug-29/



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