Space Force Concerns.

Author:Hellman, Barry
Position::Letter to the editor
 
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* The recent announcement about forming a space force as a new branch of the military has me worried. While the idea does make sense, I am worried that the nation is forming a military branch that is solely reliant upon commercial launch companies such as SpaceX and ULA to reach its operating domain.

In every other military branch, private industry builds its operating platform and helps to maintain them, but those platforms are ultimately operated by government...

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