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Intersection: Creating A Space Command


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Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the John F. Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Processing Facility, Florida, Feb. 21, 2018. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

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President Trump has ordered the creation of a US space command. Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement last month at the Kennedy Space Center.

A memo from the president authorizes the Defense Department to create a new command to oversee and organize space operation across all branches of the military.

Joining Intersection for a closer look  at what the space command’s role will be and how it fits into the administration’s bigger goal of a ‘space force’ are 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne, Orlando Sentinel space and business reporter Chabelli Herrera and University of Central Florida political science professor Roger Handberg. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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