NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine heaped praise on President Trump’s “Space Force” proposal this week, saying it can protect Americans from foreign threats. Bloomberg reports:
“Every banking transaction requires a GPS signal for timing,” Jim Bridenstine said in an interview. “You lose the GPS signal and guess what you lose? You lose banking.”
“If you look at what space is, it’s not that much different than the ocean,” added Bridenstine, who made 333 aircraft-carrier landings as a Navy pilot. “It’s an international domain that has commerce that needs to be protected.”
Trump “wants our return to the moon to be sustainable,” Bridenstine said. “We are not going to leave the moon as we did in 1972,” the date of the last U.S. landing there.