The logo for the new US Space Force has a spiffy design, one that represents the newest branch of America’s military’s mission to “boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Trump just announced the new logo for the Space Force. The other is Star Trek Starfleet Command. pic.twitter.com/S7NeYdjR4C
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 24, 2020
Though not everyone on Twitter agreed there was a connection:
For those excitedly tweeting that Trump stole the Star Trek logo!!!!, the patch on the left was the existing Air Force Command logo.
The same one I wore as a Lieutenant in 2005. pic.twitter.com/mYb60YioBP
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) January 24, 2020
In fact, the emblem does bear a remarkable resemblance to the one force that has, indeed, done just that; at least, in the minds of the millions of viewers who even today stop at nothing to watch the latest form of Star Trek’s incarnations via internet, cable and anywhere else it’s available.
And it’s clear that President Donald Trump is a fan.
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! pic.twitter.com/TC8pT4yHFT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2020
By the way, did you know there is a Wikipedia page devoted to the Space Force? (Me either.)