President Trump Meets With National Space Council…

President Trump delivers remarks at a meeting with the National Space Council:

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55 Responses to President Trump Meets With National Space Council…

  1. Davey says:

    He’s got 6 years to form up the SPACE MARINES. Make Space Great Again.

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  2. Listened to a great speech by Dr. Bonnie Dumbar at Texas A&M last Saturday night, hope my son can one day follow her steps all the way to Mars.

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    • Steve says:

      Tell him to go for it. When my son was six, he developed an interest in space. Buzz Lightyear and October Sky were two of his favorites. About then, he told my wife he wanted to work at NASA building rockets. For his birthday, he had a rocket ship cake. Fast forward a few years. For his 22nd birthday, she made him the same exact rocket ship cake. The next day, he received his Bachelors Degree as an Astronautical Engineer. His college job was at NASA controlling a satellite. He starts a full time job doing command an control for an array of satellites at NASA in the next couple weeks. It’s also a bit obscene how much money he’ll be making. Tell your son to dream big.

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      • H.R. says:

        Great story, Steve! Congrats to your son.

        I don’t mind paying him the big bucks if he accomplishes his assignments. Otherwise, any screw-ups will cost us taxpayers multi-billions of dollars and I don’t think he’ll be getting many Christmas cards, either.

        Pass along my best wishes for his success from my branch at the Treehouse. Be sure to let him know that we expect him to MSGA (Make Space Great Again).

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  3. Ray Van Dune says:

    I’ll bet he’s trying to get them to buy used Soyuz capsules, right? /s

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    Your ABSOLUTELY right President Trump!

    Democrats are going to be destroyed on all these issues regarding Immigration; Sanctuary Cities, Border Wall, Kate’s Law, Children at the Border etc.

    Look what he has done for some European Countries, especially Italy!

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  5. LafnH20 says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_choose_to_go_to_the_Moon

    From the link…

    “For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.”

    “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.”
    —-
    “There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?
    We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”

    President John F Kennedy
    Rice University
    September 12, 1962

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    • LafnH20 says:

      Magnificently Awe-Inspiring, flep!…..

      The fact that a pair of satellites orbiting several hundred miles above the Earth would serve as a “Kinetic” weapons system…

      One functions as the targeting and communications platform while the other carries numerous tungsten rods–up to 20 feet in length and a foot in diameter–that it can drop on targets with less than 15 minutes’ notice. When instructed from the ground, the targeting satellite commands its partner to drop one of its darts. The guided rods enter the atmosphere, protected by a thermal coating, traveling at 36,000 feet per second–comparable to the speed of a meteor. The result: complete devastation of the target, even if it’s buried deep underground.
      (The two-platform configuration permits the weapon to be “reloaded” by just launching a new set of rods, rather than replacing the entire system.)

      —–

      Science
      Technology
      Engineering
      Mathematics

      S.T.E.M.

      I hope you get your Wish, bisonlj!!
      I really, really, really DO!!!

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  6. fredh49 says:

    I guess we will continue to use Russian RD-180 rocket motors for our new Space Fleet. Our poor space program as been woefully underfunded for decades and NASA was relegated to another Muslime outreach organization under Obomo.

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    • John Bosley says:

      We still got his Lord Musk and his toys, er rockets.
      That is until he screws the pooch with Tesla.

      Liked by 2 people

    • LafnH20 says:

      A simple “nudge” by a laser weapon or any object of sufficient mass will “Change” the gravitational realities for most orbital bodies.

      😉

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      • I did not realize a laser could nudge.
        How does that work?

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        • Malatrope says:

          A couple of ways. First, bouncing light off an object imparts a (very) small force to it, like hitting it with a ball. This is the principle of the light sail, and reflective materials work best for it. Secondly, and much more powerfully, the energy of a laser beam can vaporize (ablate) the surface material and cause it to eject violently. This will push in a direction perpendicular to the surface, as it flies in all directions of a hemisphere.

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          • LafnH20 says:

            TY, Malatrope.
            Nicely done!!

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          • Newt Love says:

            > “… This will push in a direction perpendicular to the surface …”

            Perturbing a satellite’s orbit will (without rocket boosting) eventually send it to either burn up in eath’s atmosphere, or less likely, leave earth orbit.

            If the satellite has propulsion, “pushing” on it will cause it to use its fuel, shortening its deployment life.

            More importantly, the near-space around earth is littered with debris that threatens other satellites. Discarded booster rockets and failed / derelict satellites are drifting, uncontrolled) in space. DARPA has sought proposals on how to clean up this space debris.

            Here is an image of space near Earth: (I hope that this works)

            There is a lot of work to be done in space.

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            • Newt Love says:

              International law says that a country controls the airspace over its land border boundaries. Many nations have an Air Force to assert positive control of that airspace.

              Each country also has control of near-space over their country, but asserting that control is difficult.

              Until the recent negotiations, Kim Jong-Un threatened to send a nuke in space over America that would produce a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that would destroy all of America’s (and most of Canada’s and Mexico’s) above ground networks and power grids. (Trust me, that would happen if a big nuke was exploded above us.)

              How can America stop a rogue regime from EMP destroying us? We need the US Space Force to be able to (like the USAF does) identify hostile devices that enter our space-space (airspace) and eliminate them, before they can destroy our National electric and electronic infrastructure.

              PDJT is right! (Again!) Create the US Space Force!

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            • Malatrope says:

              Using its fuel is the key point. As far as offensive use goes, though, it can be more practical to hit something off-center, which will impart a rotational moment. Getting re-stabilized can use more fuel than simply shifting the orbit a tad. A spinning satellite is pretty much useless.

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    • H.R. says:

      fredh49: “Our poor space program as been woefully underfunded for decades and NASA was relegated to another Muslime outreach organization under Obomo.”

      Nope. Plenty of funds. The money was wasted on “Global Warming.” Understanding the Earth’s climate is very important. We really don’t understand it very well.

      However, in my humble opinion, we could have spent billions and billions less on computer modeling, some on basic climate satellite data-gathering and the bulk for reaching out to the stars.

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  7. Sentient says:

    I know that we need to defend our satellites, etc., so a “Space Force” makes sense, but I couldn’t help thinking of Galaxy Quest.

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  8. JC says:

    Good to hear the President castigate obstructionists over issues from ridiculous border laws. Interesting to contrast the backward and cumbersome “immigration” laws with the forward-looking and streamlined Space Force initiatives.

    Also good to see Mulvaney surface for air from his two demanding jobs, to attend this event; noticed he stepped up to assist Secretary Chao with her chair. I have the deepest respect, admiration and affection for this extremely effective and somewhat unsung servant-hero.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Mulvaney is a favorite of mine. I love to hear him speak. However it is really hard to make a choice of one favorite among all the super ‘KILLER’ Wolverines that President Trump choice for us.

      Is it weird that I know most of Trump’s cabinet and haven’t the foggiest idea of who the move and music stars are?

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        I know what you mean. I swear, if they had posters of the Cabinet I’d have them hanging on my walls. Wilbur, Mick, Ryan, Pompeo… Sometimes I have to stop myself and just laugh that I even know who these people are and know a fair bit about them like I used to know stuff about my favorite rock stars or actors.

        And if PDJT is a Cult Leader, well, sign me up. I enjoy watching him in action and listening to him. He amuses me, amazes me, inspires me. I love this President.

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  9. Ausonius says:

    I just went to a 50th anniversary showing of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    We have surpassed some of the technology shown in the movie, which dates from 1968.

    Synchronous orbit space stations and moon bases and space planes *Could* have been developed by now, but given that Dems took over for most of the 70’s and 90’s, and Republicans increasingly lost their nerve (even with Ronald Reagan) and became RINO’s, we lost 40 years of pushing space technology to where it belonged! Dems of course had abandoned space exploration and American Defense after the Vietnam and the rise of the “War on Poverty.” Space exploration for Dems became a waste of resources, when the money for outer space could be used to buy votes via massive welfare programs to the lower classes.

    The space shuttle was obsolete as it was being built, yet could have been the way to start building a permanent and *real* space station (i.e. at geosynchronous earth orbit) as opposed to the “International Space Station,” which is not in high enough orbit for deeper explorations.

    Saddled with 22,000,000,000,000 dollars of debt from both Dems and RINO’s buying votes, crippled by 25 years of selling our technology to China and others (thank you Billy Jeff Clinton, and many others), and by allowing companies to invest their technology dollars overseas rather than here, we now find ourselves at a disadvantage and even behind in military technology of all kinds, as well as outer space exploration and utilization.

    Now NASA is pushing a plan from the MAObama years for a lunar space station: did the Apollo program need a station to land on the moon?

    See:

    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3494/1

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    • LafnH20 says:

      No, they did not, Ausonius!

      Dollars to donuts this planned “Station” is less about exploration as it is about domination.

      Imho, the New MAObama NASA is attempting to reign from above and shut down any attempt to get off of this Beautimus rock (and out of their treacherous and perverted idealistic grasp) we call home.

      If the “Rods from God” program was in the hands of hilabeast…. 😣 Hard to contemplate.

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    • Newt Love says:

      > “… Saddled with 22,000,000,000,000 dollars of debt from both Dems and RINO’s buying votes …”

      This is off-topic (please forgive me) but have you seen the bi-partisan Infrastructure bill?

      In a nut-shell,
      + the USDA sells off assets to raise money
      + half of the money goes to retire the National Debt
      + half of the money goes to (re)build the infrastructure of the poorest communities and rural America.

      Sounds interesting! The bill word-smiths to get the acronym “GAIN” (only by leaving out some words).
      A great Conservative (R) and the despicable Rep Clay (D-MO) are the leads, with lots of co-signers.

      We now return you to the regularly scheduled thread.

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  10. GB Bari says:

    President Trump continues to exhibit an amazing ability to keep many issues moving forward simultaneously. It’s not the “flavor of the week”, as has been the case in past administrations.

    Space was most disappointingly shoved not just to a rear burner, but completely off the stove in the previous Adminstration’s Reign of Horror.

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  11. wheatietoo says:

    This is so thrilling.

    Thank you, Mr. President!

    A vibrant Space Program will net us new technologies and inventions that we don’t even know about yet.
    Many of the things that we now take for granted in our daily lives…were a direct result of our Space Program in the 60’s.

    They say that “necessity is the mother of invention”.
    And it is true.

    We humans are at our best, when we are exploring new frontiers.
    Exploring is in our nature.
    And exploring Space is a much healthier pursuit than exploring the depths of depravity, which has been manifesting in our society since our Space Program was decimated.

    Space Mining is such an exiting thing to ponder.
    Just think of the possibilities!
    We could discover new elements to add to our Periodic Table…new minerals that could hold the key to developing new sources of power and energy, to power our cities and our propulsion systems.

    This is a Very Big Deal.
    I am so grateful that we finally have a President who places a value on exploring space!

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    • We do need a survey of the materials in the asroid belts,
      We could use a million small sensors in a counter orbit.
      A large chunk of any metal that could be nudged into earth orbit would have a lot of value, because of the cost to launch a pound of material into orbit, is very high.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        That is why it is good to encourage & facilitate private sector businesses doing the Space Mining.

        The business sector does things in the most efficient way, to save money.

        We have a lot of ‘space junk’ in orbit right now.

        Granting salvage rights to private business, would clean up that problem…and make our orbital space a lot safer to navigate through.

        The asteroid belt is pretty far out there.
        But there are ‘objects’ going past earth all the time, that could be mined first…until we get more advanced ships & better propulsion systems.

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        • Any large chunk of metal that could be nudged into orbit would have value as soon as it is on its way even if it took 100 years to get here.
          We need to know what is out there small sensors could be inexpensive.

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          • wheatietoo says:

            All I am saying is…let Private Business do that.

            If our govt does a “survey” of the Asteroid Belt, then there would be squabbles over who gets the mining rights.

            Businesses would be eager to find out ‘what is out there’, once they had the capabilities to mine those desirable sources.

            And if they find it…it’s theirs.

            And pulling asteroids into the earth’s orbit could bring the problem of an asteroid going into a ‘decaying orbit’…and threatening earth.

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            • John Bosley says:

              ” And pulling asteroids into the earth’s orbit could bring the problem of an asteroid going into ‘ decaying orbit ‘…and threatening earth .”

              Exactly.
              It is incredibly foolish to bring an asteroid into the Earth’s orbit.
              If anything goes wrong and it will, Murphys Law, we will have caused untold destruction upon this World.
              Better to mine it out there a la the TV show The Expanse.

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  12. Newt Love says:

    International law says that a country controls the airspace over its land border boundaries. Many nations have an Air Force to assert positive control of that airspace.

    Each country also has control of near-space over their country, but asserting that control is difficult.

    Until the recent negotiations, Kim Jong-Un threatened to send a nuke in space over America that would produce a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that would destroy all of America’s (and most of Canada’s and Mexico’s) above ground networks and power grids. (Trust me, that would happen if a big nuke was exploded above us.)

    How can America stop a rogue regime from EMP destroying us? We need the US Space Force to be able to (like the USAF does) identify hostile devices that enter our space-space (airspace) and eliminate them, before they can destroy our National electric and electronic infrastructure.

    PDJT is right! (Again!) Create the US Space Force!

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  13. Davey says:

    United States Marine Corps-Space Division (Gen. Mattis has a woody right now)

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Mia C says:

    When I heard Dems talking about the Space Force disparagingly it didn’t sound like a good idea. Hearing his whole speech sounds like we have a comprehensive space program again and is very inspiring. I love it. How is this getting so little attention? Oh right, it’s good for America. Our media only cares about damaging Trump.

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