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United States Space Command (U.S.)

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[United States Space Command flag] image by Zoltan Horvath, 13 May 2011

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The United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) was a Unified Combatant Command of the United States Department of Defense, created in 1985 to help institutionalize the use of outer space by the United States Armed Forces. The Commander in Chief of U.S. Space Command, with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado was also the Commander in Chief of the binational U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and for the majority of time during USSPACECOM's existence also the  Commander of the U.S. Air Force major command Air Force Space Command. In 2002, it was merged with United States Strategic Command.
Zoltan Horvath, 7 May 2011