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‘Mars is waiting’: Trump supporters to vote on space force logo | Space

The Trump administration announced a new space force to protect America from what Mike Pence called “the growing security threats emerging in space.”

But Trump supporters have been urged to put aside questions such as “How much will it cost?” and “Isn’t the Air Force already doing this?” and instead focus their attention on another crucial question: what should the Space Force logo be?

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Brad Parscale, who is Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign manager, emailed his supporters asking them to vote for one of six space force logos to commemorate the “huge announcement”.

“President Trump wants space force – a game-changing endeavor for America’s future and the final frontier,” Pascale wrote.

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It is unclear whether the winning logo will actually be adopted by the Sixth Military Service, or simply used on commemorative merchandise produced by the campaign, which Parscale announced would be sold to mark the announcement.

One of the logo designs. Photography: DonaldJTrump.com

All six logos feature the words “Space Force”. One also has the tagline “Mars is waiting”, which Mashable’s science editor disputed.

Cute, but like… The Space Force literally has nothing to do with Mars? Unless…I suppose we could go to war with the Martians, then this logo might be relevant. pic.twitter.com/LnoiVjnqfp

— Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) August 9, 2018

Most of the logos are adorned with spaceships, although one has an odd yellow shape that some on Twitter have suggested as a tribute to the president’s hair.

Twitter users responded with their own suggestions for the logo. David Frum, a former George W Bush speechwriter, suggested he should take the tagline from Galaxy Quest, a spoof sci-fi movie.

Others weighed in with gifs and videos, or edits to some of the suggested logos.

Still others suggested the logo — like the space force itself — was unnecessary, echoing retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, who told MSNBC it was a ” stupid idea” that would duplicate work already done by the Air Force.

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— Aaron Sankin (@ASankin) August 9, 2018n","url":"https://twitter.com/ASankin/status/1027653338009989120","id":"1027653338009989120","hasMedia":false,"role":"inline","isThirdPartyTracking":false,"source":"Twitter","elementId":"ff999e31-85f2-4b68-a358-658ff8346e4e"}}'>

I’m old enough to remember when the already existing army space force used this logo which they still do because they already exist pic.twitter.com/4ih7i3jRqY

—Aaron Sankin (@ASankin) August 9, 2018

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Thanks, that'd be super.

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