US President Donald Trump is launching the US Space Command in Washington DC on Thursday, August 29.

The establishment of the Space Command is seen as a precursor to a fully-fledged Space Force, a military branch which requires Congressional approval.

Trump has suggested the Space Force would play a critical role in efforts to revitalize NASA and US space exploration efforts.

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