The Senate’s version of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill sets up a showdown over the controversial proposal to create a Space Corps. The idea was championed in the House Armed Services Committee by the leaders of the strategic forces subcommittee and has support from committee chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas). But the Senate’s version of the bill includes language that would prohibit funding for the creation of the corps. John Isaacs, a senior fellow at the Council for ...

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