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Trump directs Pentagon to create Space Force

President Donald Trump today directed the Department of Defense to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military, alongside the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. “We are going to have the Air Force … Continue reading

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Trump signs off on space deregulation directive

President Donald Trump has signed his administration’s second space policy directive, focusing on streamlining licensing procedures and turning the Commerce Department into a “one-stop shop” for commercial space companies. Space Policy Directive 2 follows up on an initial directive that refocuses America’s space … Continue reading

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Trump revives policy debate over Space Force

President Donald Trump today talked about creating a U.S. Space Force, breathing new life into a concept that’s been proposed by lawmakers but opposed by Pentagon leaders. The subject of space policy came up during the president’s visit to Marine … Continue reading

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NASA budget plan boosts private space sector

The White House’s proposed five-year budget plan would provide a bigger boost to commercial space efforts, including a potential handover of operations on the International Space Station by 2025 and private-sector moon landings. It also calls for zeroing out funding … Continue reading

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What Donald Trump said (and didn’t say) about tech

Immigration, tax cuts and crime loomed large in President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address, but technology and innovation went unmentioned tonight during a speech that lasted nearly an hour and a half. The word “science” was used once, toward … Continue reading

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To the moon! Trump puts his spin on space policy

President Donald Trump today signed a space policy directive that calls on NASA to establish an outpost on the moon and send astronauts onward to Mars and beyond, but leaves the “how” and the “how much” for later. Trump invoked … Continue reading

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Boeing and China seal $37B in airplane deals

With President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping looking on, Boeing and China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. today signed an agreement for the purchase of 300 airplanes valued at more than $37 billion. The agreement provided a public relations … Continue reading

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