posted on Oct, 17 2003 @ 09:34 AM
US Marine Space Program? I've had discussions with a couple different ex-military who have told me that a program already exists.
This dated Oct 13, 2003-
Very quietly, a bold new vision for space is taking place within the halls of the Pentagon. And the Branch of the service behind this wonderful new
development is none other that the United States Marine Corps. Hoo-RAH!
To quote a a recent Universal Need Statement (UNS):
"The Marine Corps needs a capability to transport small mission-tailored units thru space from any point on the globe to a contingency at any other
point on the globe within minutes...This includes a need for flexibility, such as the ability to loiter in Low Earth Orbit to optimise the time of
"The War on Terrorism highlights the need for flexible, rapid response options to contingencies around the world at their earliest stages..."
General Medaris, who once called for troop rockets, would be proud.