"I am very encouraged by what I see is the Administration leaning forward on investing in all dimensions of space, not just Space Force but more broadly, the work going into space exploration and the re-invigoration of that entire ecosystem," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told TheStreet on a post earnings media call Wednesday.
Muilenburg says he views space as a growth opportunity through Boeing's satellites and deep space/low Earth orbit products. "[Space travel] It's good for business, it creates growth opportunities for us and is also a way to develop STEM talent for the future."
President Trump added to the space-exploration fervor on June 18 by announcing his intent to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces, which he affectionately dubbed "Space Force." The president's directive for the Pentagon to pour more resources toward this new force prompted Morgan Stanley to give their support in the plan from an investment standpoint.
Vice President Mike Pence will lay out the plan for Space Force on Thursday.
Musk took to Twitter after Muilenburg's comments, essentially telling Boeing to bring it.