James Chao

US Space Force - An Opportunity For New Chemistry?

Discussion created by James Chao on Aug 13, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2018 by James Chao

With the Trump Administration moving forward with a new Military Force to protect US interests in outer space, will this create opportunities for chemistry research and advanced technologies?  The obvious plan is to weaponize outer space in order to protect ourselves from hostile enemies.  However, in order to make this a reality, much more science and technology will need to be discovered to accomplish this.  This includes protecting our satellites which spy, provide communications, and potentially need to be "hardened" against weapons which might disrupt their capabilities, many of which are for peaceful endeavors.  What do you think?