The U.S. Air Force chose these 6 candidate locations to host the U.S. Space Command headquarters

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I hope they all have places to go when an adult shuts this crappy reality show down.

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Why does the U.S. Space Command need camo fatigues? Unless outer space looks very different from how I understand it, wouldn’t a jet black uniform with sparkly bits be more appropriate (and cooler)?

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Kirtland Air Force Base is kinda wild. They have a pro-nuclear war museum on the premises

Essentially about how the good people flying B-52’s at Kirtland can ensure effective nuclear annihilation and the technology and scientific development which made it possible

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I recommend the Smithsonian as a good place to store all the canceled Space Force bullshit.

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Honestly, if it was an option when I was 18 I definitely would have joined Space Force instead of the Army.

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I mean, at the distances at which any plausible Space Force is likely to be operating, they could wear pink sequins and still be invisible.

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And when I am president, I will mandate it.

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They could. Or they could just buy what’s already being made and save the government money.

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Too bad they demolished the AF’s Blue Cube in Sunnyvale. It was built for just this sort of activity and did the job for decades and would have needed nothing more than a remodel. Now it will be expensive new facilities going on the taxpayer’s tab.

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“Take me to your leader-elect.”

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You’ve described their dress uniform, which is only worn in orbit. Down here with the rest of us earthworms, they gotta blend in…

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Because they’re too embarrassed by the whole endeavor to be seen in public.

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With space becoming an ever-increasingly valuable resource for the U.S. and its allies, and with the advancement of manned spaceflight to the point where it’s at, Biden taking Trump’s plans and moving forward with a proper branch of the military focused on it makes sense. And also, there’s going to have to be some force that’ll be capable of going in and shutting down Elon Musk’s Martian colony when he tries to declare independence and crown him and his rich friends the rulers of the planet.

You can call it a “crappy reality show” all you want, but something like this is bound to have to exist in the future; Biden may as well pick up where Trump left off and ensure that the infrastructure and everything is there and it’s not an understaffed mess.

They gotta wear something, and if they are wearing the same fatigues that have already been approved, then it saves time and money.

Though if it does stick around, something tells me they will do something just to be “different”…

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It’s a crock of shit. People in the the “Space Biz” are laughing.

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Gotta keep it near Stargate Command :rofl:

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It already existed. The Air Force Space Command has been around since 1982. Trump basically wasted a bunch of money and resources on a re-branding exercise because he wanted to go down in history as a guy who started a whole new branch of the military.

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Considering the reality that there are already several launch sites in place, I suspect nothing of consequence will be built at any of those facilities.
Mind you, a hell of a lot of dough will be flowing into whatever Congressional district gets the nod.
In the meanwhile, I’ll be hangin’ with my pal Todd Ghostal.
Space_Ghost

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“When I joined the Intergalactic Space Corps, I never dreamed I’d be stationed in Walpo, Kansas.” - Bob and Ray

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