Your Digital Self: Trump’s ‘Space Force,’ with the help of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, could start a new space race

President Trump on June 18 advocated for a “Space Force” as an independent and co-equal military branch.

This isn’t the first time he hinted at it (he also pushed for the initiative in March and May), but his Cabinet opposed the idea. Without getting too far into the politics behind it, here’s why I think this could be a pivotal point in American history that could mark the start of the next Space Race, and why Elon Musk and his company, SpaceX, may play an instrumental role in it. (Musk also runs electric-car maker Tesla TSLA, -0.19% )

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