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Mayor Battle Statement on U.S. Space Command

Published on August 29, 2019

picture of new logo for U.S. Space Command

Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the White House establishing the new U.S. Space Command.

“We are optimistic about America’s commitment to investing in space technology as a national security and defense priority.  Today’s announcement begins the process of putting that commitment into action.

“We maintain that Huntsville is the best place for the permanent home of the new U.S. Space Command. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command is headquartered at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Along with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development organizations, the Missile Defense Agency and NASA, we have an entire space defense infrastructure that is unmatched anywhere else in the world.

“Blue Origin, ULA and Aerojet Rocketdyne are producing rockets in the Rocket City to ensure America has unfettered access in space. With the intelligence, space, defense and production capabilities already here, it will be far more cost-effective and efficient for Redstone to lead the U.S. Space Command. It is the smart choice. It is the right choice.

“We look forward to working with our leaders in Washington, D.C., to make sure America’s commitment to investing in space uses taxpayer dollars wisely.”