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U.S. Space Command Is Revived, As Vice President Pence Unveils Plan In Florida

"A new era of American national security in space begins today," Vice President Mike Pence said at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Vice President Mike Pence announced the revival of the U.S. Space Command, saying on Tuesday that it will oversee more than 18,000 military and civilian personnel who currently work "in space operations for our national security." Source: White House/ Screenshot by NPR

U.S. military operations in space are back under a single unified command, as President Trump ordered the Defense Department on Tuesday to revive the once-retired U.S. Space Command. Vice President Mike Pence outlined the plan during a visit to Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

"Today, there are more than 18,000 military and civilian

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