From the time that space exploration began, astronauts have enjoyed a rather peaceful experience as they ventured out to ‘go where no man has gone before;’ however, in the very near future, as adversaries of the U.S. deploy weapons beyond our atmosphere, that peaceful journey into space may become something of the past.
Although war in space is a frightening prospect, this possibility has led the U.S. military to begin preparing for a potential war in space. General John Hyten is the head of the U.S. Strategic Command. Gen. Hyten told CNN that every time humans physically move into any area, there is conflict: He references the Wild West and the world wars in Europe. And the possibility of conflict in space requires that we prepare for it.