Trump's Space Force Logo Looks a Lot Like the Star Trek Insignia
President Trump revealed the long-awaited logo for his U.S. Space Force this week. Many Star Trek fans have since noticed that the design is almost identical to the franchise's logo. The new branch of the U.S. military has been talked about by the Trump administration for the last few years and has drawn similarities to Star Wars and Spaceballs.
Trump revealed the new Space Force logo on social media and said, "After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!" It's unclear why he capitalized everything.
In addition to looking a lot like the insignia of the Air Force Space Command, which was started before Donald Trump's Space Force, the logo looks a lot like the Star Trek design and fans are letting the president know on social media. The delta symbol is really what makes it look enough like the sci-fi franchise, so much so that they may be able to sue the United States government. A spokesperson had this to say about the Space Force logo.
George Takei, who played Sulu on Star Trek, responded to President Donald Trump and his Space Force tweet by saying, "Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this..." Trump handpicked the design out of several that were shown to him, according to Major William Russell, a Space Force spokesperson. The new branch of the U.S. military is an offshoot from the Air Force, much like the Marines and the Navy.
General John Raymond, the previous commander of U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command, revealed that the government wasn't in any rush to get the logos to President Trump. According to Raymond, there's a lot going on behind-the-scenes that took precedent over the logo. In addition, there's a lot more that still needs to be done. He explains.
Space Force was officially signed into law on December 20th, 2019 as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. President Trump directed the Pentagon to begin planning for a Space Force to "undertake missions and operations in the rapidly evolving space domain." The U.S. Space Force is the first new military service in more than 70 years, following the establishment of the U.S. Air Force in 1947. In addition to keeping space safe, the new logo and uniform designs will look a lot like Star Trek. CNN was the first to report the Space Force logo news.
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