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Orbital Space Force One

Air-to-Air refueling keeps Air Force One, Nightwatch aircraft and indeed USAF bombers, aloft for as long as necessary. An orbital Space Force One would require far more substantial support than a KC-135 or KC-767 tanker. An orbiting refueling platform a minimum requirement for mission duration extension. This, however, is likely to itself morph into more than mere gas station. An orbital Space Force One could well lead to the development of an orbital embassy. ... read more