U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has an idea for President Donald Trump: Put the new Space Command in Louisiana.
Abraham, R-Alto, penned a letter to the White House on Tuesday making the case for Louisiana to become the headquarters for what will eventually become the “Space Force” branch of the military, beginning as an arm of the Air Force, to oversee the country’s operations in space.
Officials have estimated the headquarters project at about $800 million over five years.
“Louisiana is an ideal location for the future headquarters of Space Command as our state already has strong existing relationships with both the military and NASA,” Abraham wrote. “Should you select Louisiana as the headquarters for Space Command, you can rest assured that you will have picked a state that is open for investment and one that has unique qualities ideally suited to support Space Command’s growth and development.”