Washington has announced the creation of a new armed space force by 2020.
The Americans want to create a space force within two years to defend US satellites and spacecraft from attack.
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It’ll be the first new branch of the military since 1947.
US President Donald Trump wants Congress to approve the plan and agree to additional funding of $8bn.
But who will the US be competing against? And is it the start of a new space race?
Presenter: Hoda Abdel-Hamid
Oliver McGee – former adviser to Donald Trump
Einar Tangen – China political analyst
Morris Jones – space analyst and author of When Men Walked on the Moon