'Space Force' Season 2 Ending Explained: A new mission begets a new disaster

Just when the team gets back on track, a potentially fatal discovery threatens to destroy Earth and all life on it


                            'Space Force' Season 2 Ending Explained: A new mission begets a new disaster
A still from 'Space Force' Season 2 (Netflix)
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Spoilers for 'Space Force' Season 2

For all those who loved the comedy series 'Space Force', there's good news in store. After a hiatus of almost 2 years, the show returns with a sophomore season that is now streaming on Netflix!

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'Space Force' Season 2 picks up where it left off with General Naird (Steve Carell) facing a trial at the Pentagon for disobeying direct orders. The situation looked bad but fortunately, he and the team aren't dismissed. But there is a catch. They have to prove their worth in 4 months or face being replaced. With all seven episodes of Season 2 out, here's what happens at the end of Season 2.

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Facing major budget cuts and other issues, the team faces several issues in the workplace. General Naird struggles with the stress of potentially being replaced while also worrying about his team. Captain Angela (Tawny Newsome), after returning from the moon, suffers from PTSD in relation to what happened on the spaceship, causing her to distance herself from her potential love interest, Dr Chan (Jimmy O Yang), and also her team. Thanks to the pay cuts and job uncertainly, many of the team members have started looking for other jobs as the 4-month mark approaches. Right before the meeting with the Secretary, their base gets hacked but coming together as a team, they manage to save a satellite from crashing. This sees Dr Chan decline an offer from SpaceX and decide to stay on to learn from Dr Mallory (John Malkovich) as well as for Captain Angela.

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Tim Meadows as Secretary of Defense in 'Space Force' (Netflix)

What happens at the end of 'Space Force' Season 2?

General Naird's meeting with the Secretary of Defence is a success with the higher up deciding to keep him and his team functioning and their budget cuts are rolled back. This sees F Tony (Ben Schwartz) decide to stay on as well. But Captain Angela decides to leave it all behind and tells Naird of her decision to move to Hawaii. Before she informs him though, she is handed a letter by him to read later. He doesn't try to convince her to stay knowing she won't change her mind. Reading the letter later on she finds out she has been honored by him and been given a promotion to the rank of Major.

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The end sees the whole team together as Naird tells them of their new mission. This includes sole access to the Hawaii telescope, which is a huge deal. As they access the telescope, what seems like a smudge on the lens turns out to be an asteroid. Getting a closer look, the worried team sees it grow larger by the minute indicating its rapid descent on Earth. They all share a scared look as the screen cuts to black. Seems like their new mission has brought home a new disaster and it's up to them to save the day again.

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A still from 'Space Force' Season 2 (Netflix)

'Space Force' Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix

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