February 3rd local time, Admiral John Raymond, the commander of the U.S. Space Force, said that there may be public relations problems in the space force. He said that it was difficult for the American people to understand what the space force did and its impact on the American people.
According to the Capitol Hill on the 3rd, when White House press secretary Pusaki was asked about space force-related issues at a press conference, she replied: “Wow! Space Force, this is the aircraft of the 21st century.
It was an interesting question and while I would love to contact the head of the space force, I wasn’t sure who that was and I’d check them out if they had the latest news.” Psaki’s answer was criticized by some Republicans, who thought she was making fun of the military.
Although the communication strategy of the space force is “very eye-catching”, Raymond also admitted on the 3rd that the American public has not fully understood the value of the space force, and attributed part to the “military’s strict classification of the current threat”.
“You can’t reach out to embrace the satellite, you can’t see it, you can’t touch it.
If it is 22,300 miles (about 35,888 kilometers) above your head, it is difficult for you to feel the connection with them, and even my mother does not understand my work.” “But they have a very, very, very, very, very connection to our lives,” Raymond stressed.
After being criticized by Republicans, Pusaki said that the administration of the new U.S. President Biden will continue to support the work of the space force, and invited the leaders of the air force to visit at any time and share the latest developments in the work.
“They will undoubtedly have the full support of the Biden administration.” Raymond, for his part, noted that he had not had the opportunity to discuss space with Biden, but would “welcome the opportunity”.
In December 2019, former U.S. President Trump formed the U.S. Space Force and unveiled the official title of the member of the Space Force – “Guardian” at his first anniversary event.
As a separate military component, the unit consists of approximately 10,000 personnel and 77 satellites.