President Trump unveils new US Space Force logo, and people have questions

Clay Curtis
January 25, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted out the new crest for the recently established Space Force - now the sixth branch of the United States military - and Twitter users lost their minds about how it's pulled straight from Star Trek.

Many on Twitter simply found the logo to be "cool" and anxious the new logo might be changed if critics complained too much about its similarity to the one used in Star Trek. The Space Force is a branch of the military under the Department of the Air Force - as noted in the logo tweeted by Trump - in the same way that the Marines are their own branch of the military but are within the Department of the Navy.

Trump just announced the new logo for the Space Force.

George Takei, star of the original 1960s Star Trek TV series, tweeted archly in response. "We are expecting royalties from this..."

I feel like Melania must have had a hand in copyi-I mean, designing this.

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"The delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the U.S. Army Air Forces; and was used in early Air Force space organization emblems dating back to 1961", he said in a statement.

"Space is the world's new war-fighting domain", Trump said during a signing ceremony in December, at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington. "Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. And we're leading, but we're not leading by enough, and very shortly we'll be leading by a lot".

His announcement drew near-instantaneous replies comparing the logo to that of a fictional interplanetary force - Star Trek's Starfleet Command. Whether or not the US Space Force was launched to combat the possibilities of an alien invasion remains to be unseen but with all this Area 51 talk, this might be the first time Trump's taken preventative (we're looking at you, Donald Trump Jr.).

The same one I wore as a Lieutenant in 2005.

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