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Title: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: sdsds on 01/14/2021 03:13 pm
Coverage by Doug Messier, Parabolic Arc:
http://www.parabolicarc.com/2021/01/14/u-s-air-force-selects-huntsville-as-new-headquarters-for-u-s-space-command/

Air Force Public Affairs announcement:
https://www.spacecom.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2471192/secaf-selects-huntsville-alabama-as-preferred-location-to-host-usspacecom/
Title: Re: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2021 04:35 pm
Coverage by Doug Messier, Parabolic Arc:
http://www.parabolicarc.com/2021/01/14/u-s-air-force-selects-huntsville-as-new-headquarters-for-u-s-space-command/

Air Force Public Affairs announcement:
https://www.spacecom.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2471192/secaf-selects-huntsville-alabama-as-preferred-location-to-host-usspacecom/
https://www.airforcemag.com/air-force-picks-alabama-to-host-space-command-hq/
Title: Re: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: sdsds on 01/14/2021 04:42 pm
Interesting slant from the Air Force Magazine coverage; thanks for linking that!

USNORTHCOM and thus NORAD are at Peterson. Too many eggs in one basket?
Title: Re: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2021 04:59 pm
Interesting slant from the Air Force Magazine coverage; thanks for linking that!

USNORTHCOM and thus NORAD are at Peterson. Too many eggs in one basket?
The installations needed to expand with USSF HQ there. The funding and land acquisition was deemed not the best option so they choose moving house to make the needed room for DoD adding USSF HQ. Also very heavy lobbying fight for a year so far with no end in sight between Colorado and Alabama delegation. Redstone Arsenal move results in a return to its origins when it was part of the Army overseeing ABMA before being transferred to the air force and such.
Title: Re: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: leovinus on 01/14/2021 05:47 pm
Do not forget Keith Cowing's take on it
"Full-Blown Space Command Food Fight Underway"
http://nasawatch.com/archives/2021/01/us-space-comman.html
Title: Re: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: edkyle99 on 01/14/2021 09:18 pm
After the IRBM interservice wars of the 1950s, with the Redstone-based Army missile team fighting for Jupiter against the US Air Force, leading to the Wilson Memorandum, the Dagger Report, the Nickerson Incident and infamous court martial, etc., Redstone, of all places, ends up with Space Force.  How history turns!

Assuming, of course, that the incoming Biden Administration doesn't erase these plans in favor of a Blue state alternative, etc..

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: edkyle99 on 02/21/2021 03:13 pm
After the IRBM interservice wars of the 1950s, with the Redstone-based Army missile team fighting for Jupiter against the US Air Force, leading to the Wilson Memorandum, the Dagger Report, the Nickerson Incident and infamous court martial, etc., Redstone, of all places, ends up with Space Force.  How history turns!

Assuming, of course, that the incoming Biden Administration doesn't erase these plans in favor of a Blue state alternative, etc..

 - Ed Kyle
And, here we go.  Like it's 1957 all over again  ...

https://spacenews.com/pentagon-inspector-general-to-investigate-decision-to-move-u-s-space-command-to-alabama/

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: Redstone Arsenal Selected for HQ, U.S. Space Command
Post by: Zed_Noir on 02/21/2021 07:52 pm
After the IRBM interservice wars of the 1950s, with the Redstone-based Army missile team fighting for Jupiter against the US Air Force, leading to the Wilson Memorandum, the Dagger Report, the Nickerson Incident and infamous court martial, etc., Redstone, of all places, ends up with Space Force.  How history turns!

Assuming, of course, that the incoming Biden Administration doesn't erase these plans in favor of a Blue state alternative, etc..

 - Ed Kyle
And, here we go.  Like it's 1957 all over again  ...

https://spacenews.com/pentagon-inspector-general-to-investigate-decision-to-move-u-s-space-command-to-alabama/

 - Ed Kyle

Well it is a Republican Congressman (Rep. Doug Lamborn), who ask for the inspector general review. Along with the rest of the Colorado Congressional delegation.