Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon in 1969, announced on Twitter his support for the president's potential extension of the military. "The time has come to establish the United States Space Force".
It says the department will establish a Space Command to develop warfighting operations, a Space Development Agency to more quickly identify and develop new technologies, a Space Operations Force of leaders and fighters and a new support structure.
The Space Force would initially draw experts from existing space and military program in becoming the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Their remarks were timed to coincide with the release of a Pentagon report outlining the steps needed to create a Space Force, something it does not have the power to do on its own.
Mr Pence said the service is needed to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened threats from China and Russian Federation. No new service branch has been established by Congress since the creation of the U.S. Air Force in 1947 - over 70 years ago.
The report says the new command will "improve and evolve space warfighting", focusing on doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures. President Donald Trump publicly proposed such a branch in June.
The proposal taps into the American public's long fascination with space - but with a military focus.
"For many years, nations from Russian Federation and China to North Korea and Iran have pursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and communications satellites via electronic attacks from the ground", Pence said.
While Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rejected the idea of creating a Space Force within the Air Force in 2017, it seems he's changed course, but stopped short of promising a new branch. Satellites provide communications, navigation, intelligence and other services vital to the military and the national economy.
Given the stakes surrounding building a new military branch, the issue is likely to be a political football.
Finally, the Pentagon would also establish a US Space Command to be led by a four-star general or flag officer, he said.
Currently, the Air Force oversees most space capabilities and there is some push back from officials who worry the Space Force s mission would be duplicative and create turf wars. Last November, lawmakers shot down a proposal for a "Space Force", and Trump's new pet project could face continued legislative uncertainty.
Former astronaut and retired US Navy Captain Mark Kelly yesterday said a separate military branch devoted to space was redundant and wasteful, and that while Pence was right about the threats in outer space, the military was already handling them.
WEEDEN: I don't quite think the Space Force is the answer. This group would be the core of an eventual Space Force, to be created as a separate military service.
The move would be similar to Ronaldo's to Juventus, where his salary is paid through sponsorship agreements with FCA. Real Madrid Croatian star shunned training with the rest of the squad in a bid to force a move out of the team .
Erdogan blamed his country's economic downturn on the USA and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country. He has said Turkey's economy remains strong, noting a 7.4 percent growth rate in the first three months of this year.
Pedro sealed a comfortable win with a cool, chipped finish for Chelsea's third after being played in by substitute Eden Hazard . Maurizio Sarri has hinted that Chelsea may struggle in the early stages of the season as the players adapt to his style of play.
NASA chief of the science mission directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, said Parker is an "incredible hero of our scientific community". His 1958 paper was initially ridiculed but has come to be central to our understanding of the solar system and beyond.
The device will also work with Spotify for streaming music as part of Samsung's new partnership with Spotify. The 512GB Model is also available for $1,249.99 or $30 a month for 24 months ($529.99 down).
The France striker injected more urgency into Arsenal's attacks and sent an effort just wide only moments after coming on. He did well to prevent a Riyad Mahrez free-kick and then reacted well to stop the follow-up from Aymeric Laporte .
In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. Lombok airport's general manager said airlines had laid on extra flights and his staff had been providing blankets and snacks.
Trump has called for a "separate but equal" space force, a complicated and expensive move that requires congressional approval. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called Pence "the point man " on issues pertaining to the USA military and space .
Transfer flurry for every team except Tottenham Hotspur
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Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot’ against Turkey
The new duties on Turkey are double the level Mr Trump imposed in March on steel and aluminium imports from a range of countries. He was placed under house arrest due to health concerns last month and faces up to 35 years in prison if found guilty.
Positive Update On Ramsey Ahead Of Premier League Opener
Emery could not have been handed a more hard start to life at Arsenal with a trip to Chelsea following on from the visit of City. But he does look set to leave Arsenal , with new Gunners boss Unai Emery having judged him surplus to requirements.
At Least 4 Dead in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick
Employees answering calls in both businesses said they were following company policies to sit tight and not comment to media. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant also cited the fearless work of first responders in a statement of his own.
Kentucky Senator Delivers Letter To Russia
Trump's meeting with Putin received lower marks, with 23 percent calling it successful and 35 percent calling it unsuccessful. A reported text of the draft bill published Wednesday sent Russia's ruble to lows against the dollar last seen in April.
Mourinho takes swipe at United's detractors
In football you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have that until now. "No miracles", he told a press conference (via United's official website ).