Congressional action will likely be needed to create the appointments and appropriations necessary to bring a new branch of the military into existence.
Ms White said in the statement: "We understand the President's guidance".
"Working with Congress, this will be a deliberate process with a great deal of input from multiple stakeholders", White added.
No, you probably aren't going to have to PCS to space. That report isn't due out until August.
The US President framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want "China and Russian Federation and other countries leading us". It includes more than 36,000 personnel around the world that provide space and cyber capabilities for the Defence Department. "Space Policy Directive 3 will see the Defense Department maintain a catalog of space objects, while the Commerce Department is responsible for providing warnings of non-classified data to commercial satellite operators and civilian organizations".
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is planning a series of lunar missions beginning next year aimed at developing the capacity for a return to the moon. Conceptually, it's created to oversee missions in space, with a view towards space defense.
Meghan's diamond and pearl earrings a gift from the Queen
Afterwards the Queen and the duchess will depart by auto for Chester, 20 miles away, for two more royal engagements. The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire.
The new policy aims to clear the way for increased commercial, civil and national security activities in outer space, said Scott N. Pace, executive secretary of the National Space Council.
For no reason other than the fact it's amusing, here's a photo of US Vice President Mike Pence, who was also present at the meeting, looking like he's trying to telekenetically move the rover model sitting in front of him.
Mr. Trump called out China and Russian Federation as rivals and vowed to beat them, saying: "We don't want China and Russian Federation and other countries leading us..." In March, in a speech to a group of marines, he said the "space force" started as a joke, but then became a serious idea.
He added, "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers". The directive signed by Trump was previewed by vice president Mike Pence in April, and transitions the responsibility for collecting and sharing data about space traffic and debris from the Department of Defense to the Department of Commerce.
"We may even have a space force, develop another one, space force".
Before making his remarks on the space program, President Trump also weighed in on the ongoing immigration crisis - blasting the U.S.' current immigration laws and saying the crisis is "the Democrats' fault". "We've always led - we've gone way far afield for decades now".