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House Committee Downgrades ‘Space Force’ to ‘Space Corps’

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Space Corpsby Kristin Houser, Futurism

The United States appears on track to get a Space Force — or a Space something, at least.

Recently, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) began debating and revising the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, the legislation that sets the military’s defense policies and budget for the year.

Before the end of the 21-hour-long session, they decided that the US does need a new military branch focused on protecting its interests in space — but that it should be called the Space Corps instead of the name President Donald Trump wanted: Space Force.

The name change came as part of an amendment presented by Strategic Forces Subcommittee chairman Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) and approved unanimously by the panel.

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