No one ever took U.S. President Donald Trump for Star Trek’s Capt. Jean-Luc Picard. Nevertheless, his creation of the U.S. Space Force in December 2019 resembled the latter’s powerful command, “Engage!”
The space race is on but what most people would find surprising is how far along that race is already.
“The power of space will change world power forever,” retired U.S. Air Force Lt.-Gen. Steven Kwast told a Hillsdale College audience in Washington D.C. less than three weeks before Trump’s announcement. “You either have it and your values rule or you don’t have it and you must submit.”