The six locations include: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Patrick AFB, Florida; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Port San Antonio, Texas; and Redstone Army Airfield, Alabama.

The Department of the Air Force said it will announce the preferred location for U.S. Space Command headquarters in early 2021. Space Command’s current provisional headquarters is Peterson AFB in Colorado.

USAF is evaluating the headquarters based on a variety of factors, “This assessment will be based on factors related to mission, infrastructure capacity, community support, and costs to the Department of Defense,” according to an Air Force press release.

U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario “Charo” Gutierrez