The crowd went wild on Wednesday in Minnesota when President Trump spoke about the impending U.S. return to space.
“Our beautiful ancestors won two world wars, defeated communism and put a man on the face of the moon,” Trump said. “And I think you saw, the other day, we are reopening NASA.”
“We are going to be — Going to space,” Trump said between loud cheers from the crowd.
“Space force! Space force! Space force!” chanted the crowd.
“We have the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, but we have the Air Force and now we will have the Space Force,” Trump said to cheers. “We need it. We need it. As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, we will never, ever fail. There is no place like our place. There is no place.”
Earlier this week, President Trump established a sixth branch of the U.S. military, calling it a “Space Force.”
“I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process of establishing a Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said. (RELATED: Trump Officially Orders US Military To Create A ‘Space Force’)
On Wednesday, the Air Force issued its first guidance regarding Trump’s directive.
“The President’s statement to the National Space Council adds emphasis to the Air Force position — space is a warfighting domain and the entire national security space enterprise must continue to enhance lethality, resilience and agility to meet the challenge posed by potential adversaries. We look forward to working with Department of Defense leaders, Congress, and our national security partners to move forward on this planning effort,” it read.