Starfleet

Elon Musk proclaims the launch of Space Force the start of Starfleet

On Friday, the Trump administration officially launched Space Force, the new US military branch tasked with defending American democracy in space. Space Force launched with a modest staff of 200 and a budget of $40 million to cover its first year. It was enough for SpaceX founder Elon Musk to announce it as the start […]

Starfleet

Why Planet Earth Needs a Starfleet Academy

Publicity photo of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner as Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk of the… [+] Star Trek television program. Credit: Wikipedia Star Trek fans know this well. The fictional, futuristic Starfleet Academy based in Sausalito, which has long been a staple of Trekkie lore—a place where Starfleet cadets have their mettle tested time […]

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No Starfleet Academy or Space Force Rifle Squads

Dear Readers: Your trusted correspondent at the Pentagon apologizes for not sending a Run-Down last week. There was a lot going on. In just four days, the Ministry of Defense failed its first audit; a woman was selected for the Army Special Forces Qualification Course for the first time since 1981; and two Navy SEALs […]