Trump unveils new Space Force logo (yes, it looks like something from 'Star Trek')

Space.com | 1/24/2020 | Tariq Malik
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President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan. 24) officially unveiled the logo for the U.S. Space Force and the reaction has been strong. It might just be because the logo, which draws heavily on the new military branch's Air Force heritage, bears a striking similarity to a "Star Trek" insignia.

Trump announced the new Space Force logo on Twitter, the latest in a series of reveals for the newest branch of the U.S. military that included the service's new uniform nametapes last week, as well as the swearing in of Gen. John W. Raymond as Chief of Space Operations.

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"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!" Trump wrote in his announcement.

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"Thank you for your continued leadership & support and . I couldn’t be more proud of our team as we continue to provide critical space capabilities for America (GPS, SATCOM, Missile Warning) while building our newest Armed Service," Raymond said wrote in response.

Some Space Force watchers were quick to point out the new logo's similarities to the arrow-like "Star Trek" insignia that the iconic science fiction TV series and film franchise has used for decades.

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The resemblance is clearly there, but the Space Force logo borrows more directly from its own military origins, with much of the look coming from the Air Force Space Command seal. That Space Command logo was also dominated by an arrow-shaped delta insignia set upon a stylized Earth with stars orbiting the planet, although that emblem had a more shield-like shape instead of the space mission patch...
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