Elon Musk is joining the chorus of "."
The on the Recode Decode podcast's Friday episode.and Tesla CEO approved of President Donald Trump's in an interview
"It's basically defense in space. And then I think also it could be pretty helpful for maybe expanding our civilization," he told Kara Swisher. "I do think it will become obvious over time that a Space Force is a sensible thing to do."
He said it'd be similar to the Air Force in standing as a specialized entity alongside the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard, noting that the idea of an air branch was criticized before it wasin 1947.
"And people today may not realize, back then it was widely panned as a ridiculous thing to create the Air Force, but now everyone's like, 'Obviously you should have an Air Force,'" Musk said. "And I think it's gonna become obvious that we should have a Space Force, too."
Musk hasn't been afraid to go against Trump, havingafter Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate accord. However, he mirrored Trump in criticizing the media during the Recode Decode interview -- saying some reporters are basically "ad salesmen."
"The amount of untruthful stuff that is written is unbelievable," he said, noting that getting rockets to orbit and cars to work is "very demanding."
On Wednesday, it was reported that Muskseveral senior managers on SpaceX's Starlink program, which is to the world via satellite.
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