For a quick timeline…
In March of 2018 we first heard President Trump’s musings about the Space Force as he talked to troops on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar:
“Very soon we’re going to Mars. You wouldn’t have been going to Mars if my opponent won. That I can tell ya. You wouldn’t even be thinking about it. Outer-space is a war fighting domain, just like the air, land and sea. We may even have a Space Force. Develop another one – we have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force.”
Three months later at a National Space Council meeting, Trump put Gen. Dunford (chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) on the spot, asking him to carry out the assignment of creating a sixth branch of our military.
As of last month, the Pentagon had agreed on a plan to keep the Space Force underneath the wings of the Air Force, but no legislation has gone through yet.
And now today, I have reblogged Nate to bring you yet another update:
With the slow wheels of government caught up in red tape, it could be a long time until we actually see any of those plans come to fruition. Thankfully, though, we won’t have to wait as long to see Steve Carell’s vision of how it will all go…
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix has handed out a straight-to-series order for Space Force, co-created by Carell and his former Office showrunner Daniels. Carell will star in the series, which is described as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services — Space Force. Sources note the idea for the series was sparked with Trump’s June order to establish Space Force as the sixth military branch.
With The Office ranking as one of Netflix’s most-watched acquired series — sources note that it often collects more viewers than some of its originals — the streamer stepped up after hearing Carell was ready to return to series-regular television and aggressively pursued the series. The show was not shopped elsewhere.
Until those episodes are out, you can always check out some from our military podcast, ZeroBlog30. #ShamelessPlug