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US Space Command formally reestablished
Posted: Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 6:18 PM ET (2218 GMT)
US Space Command logo President Trump formally reestablished U.S. Space Command during a White House ceremony Thursday. In brief remarks, Trump said the revived command "will boldly deter aggression and outpace America's rivals" in space. The United States had a U.S. Space Command from 1985 until 2002, when it was dissolved and its functions absorbed into Strategic Command in order to establish U.S. Northern Command to oversee homeland defense. Space Command will have a temporary headquarters of about 287 people at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, with six sites in Alabama, California and Colorado being considered as the permanent headquarters. Gen. Jay Raymond, the head of Space Command, said the goal is to reach "initial operational capability" of the command in the coming year and "full operational capability" in the years beyond.
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