10/03/17: Congress considers preparing for wars in space
Oct 3, 2017

10/03/17: Congress considers preparing for wars in space

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The National Defense Authorization Act specifies the budget every year for the Department of Defense. The House and Senate have each passed different versions of it. One major difference between the two: the House version includes funding for the militarization of space through a new military branch called the Space Corps. Molly Wood talks with Marketplace's Kimberly Adams about what it might look like.

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Should we fund the militarization of space?

Oct 3, 2017
Congress is debating whether the U.S. should create a Space Corps.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on June 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images

The National Defense Authorization Act specifies the budget every year for the Department of Defense. The House and Senate have each passed different versions of it. One major difference between the two: the House version includes funding for the militarization of space through a new military branch called the Space Corps. Molly Wood talks with Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams about what it might look like.

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