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The Rev. Randolph Hollerith, dean of the Washington National Cathedral (from left); the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, the Episcopal Church's bishop suffragan for the armed forces; and Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick, the Air Force chief of chaplains, participate in the blessing of a Bible for swearing in U.S. Space Force officials. Danielle E. Thomas/Washington National Cathedral hide caption

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President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, notably creating the new Space Force. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Created The Space Force. Here's What It Will Actually Do

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Vice President Pence speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council last week in Chantilly, Va. Pence and President Trump have pushed hard for the establishment of a separate Space Force — and they hope the revival of U.S. Space Command will help get them there. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Air Force is in charge of some military space activities, such as an X-37B experimental robotic space plane, shown here as it was launched by a rocket. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Trump Pushes Ahead With 'Space Force' Despite Hurdles

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