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Wouldn't it be more useful for the order of the programs be chronological rather than alphabetic?S-1-5-7 (talk) 05:10, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Soumya-8974: The Constellation program had two flights, which means it was a flown program. Seems odd that we should exclude it from the list. – PhilipTerryGraham (talk · articles · reviews) 12:50, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
@PhilipTerryGraham: I don't entirely disagree with your rational with removing military space programs in how the template is currently organized, but I would like to make the argument for adding Space Command. The way military space is structured the Space Force organizes, trains, and equips forces, while actual operations are conducted under the authority of U.S. Space Command. For example the Space Force would organize, train, and equip the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (GPS), but actual operations would be conducted under Space Command. They are two sides of the same coin, in a sense. Garuda28 (talk) 00:21, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
It's indisputable that the US Space Force operates in space, but I think it's relevant to ask whether it qualifies as a space program, as the US Space Force has no mandate of exploration or scientific discovery. It is entirely intended as a military force. – Jadebenn (talk · contribs · subpages) 22:20, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
"National security space" -> "Military space program" and "Civil space" -> "Civil space program"? The current headers don't seem correct. SuperStormer (talk) 02:36, 14 March 2021 (UTC)