How not to build a space force

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President Trump’s announcement that he wants to establish a “Space Force” similar to the U.S. Air Force has generated some excitement.

Among the skeptics, though, there is a joke circulating the the people most excited about the space force are those who don’t believe in science. I can’t claim credit for this joke, but it’s a good one. And in reality, it has something to say about this proposal.