‘Space Corps’ gets OK in House committee’s NDAA markup

June 13, 2019

Defense News:

WASHINGTON ― The House Armed Services Committee approved a new military branch for space early Thursday.

The panel unanimously adopted the measure by a voice vote after debating for less than an hour. It was offered by Strategic Forces Subommittee chairman Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., who first offered the idea of a sixth branch two years ago.

“So the Space Corps is as close as we could make it to the proposal that passed this committee overwhelmingly,” Cooper said.

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