US to launch Space Command today in a bid to expand military outreach
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 8:08 PM
The United States will officially launch the Space Command on Thursday with a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Air Force General John Raymond, commander of SPACECOM, are also expected to attend. SPACECOM is US military's 11th combatant command. The Trump administration said it plans to usher in the force by 2020.