Congress members hope to bring Space Force to New Mexico

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Members of Congress want the nation’s new space agency to call New Mexico home. 

The Space Development Agency would eventually fold into the Space Force, a new branch of the Armed Forces. 

In a letter to the Defense Secretary, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, as well as Representatives Ben Ray Lujan, Xochitl Torres Small and Deb Haaland all argue to establish the agency in New Mexico. 

They cite facilities already in place to make the transition easy and affordable like Spaceport America, the national laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base. 

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