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Title: From USAF to Space Force
Post by: tomahawk6 on September 15, 2020, 23:32:57
Three Osan based Captains transitioned to Space Force.

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/same-desks-different-service-space-force-welcomes-handful-of-air-force-transfers-in-south-korea-1.645105

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Three Air Force captains and a master sergeant joined approximately 2,400 other members of America’s newest military service, the Space Force, at a swearing-in Monday at the Osan officer’s club.

Seventh Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Scott Pleus administered the oath to Capt. Juan Correa, of Independence, Ky.; Capt. Jacob Myers, of Crowley, La.; Capt. Sean Sherlock, of San Diego; and Master Sgt. Patrick McCanless, of Brookneal, Va.
Title: Re: From USAF to Space Force
Post by: Thucydides on September 18, 2020, 09:26:20
The USSF is already defining their battlespace (literally) as Cis-lunar space. Operating out of Earth Orbit provides huge manoeuvre space, strategic depth and allows the coverage of the Moon as a resource and logistics platform. SF by people like Ben Bova or Jerry Pournelle becomes real life events:

https://www.space.com/earth-moon-space-us-military-high-ground.html

longish article, follow the link
Title: Re: From USAF to Space Force
Post by: Spencer100 on September 18, 2020, 13:14:08
The militarization of space will happen, we are human. 

On another note every time I think of Elon Musk. I think he sounds like a character right out of a Ben Bova novel.

Thinking CEO Dan Randolph of Astro Corp. In Bova's Grand Tour series.  Elon I'm just waiting for diamond constructed spaceships.  Hmmm I wonder if Elon is a fan of Bova?