President Donald Trump tweeted the logo Friday for America’s newest Space Force, presenting it as a collaboration between “great military leaders, designers and others.”
Thing is, Star Trek fans will find the logo looks surprisingly familiar. In fact, it looks almost exactly like the emblem of Starfleet, the uniformed space force maintained by the United Federation of Planets.
SpaceFleet command logo (Wikipedia)
Just compare the two side by side, the similarities are astronomical. There is the central arrow-shaped device, the space sperm that circles around the arrow shape, the variously shaped star array on the surrounding field, and the official name that makes around everything.
A unique twist on the US Space Force logo is the number “2019” written in Latin numerals at the bottom, 2019 being the year the Space Force was enacted.
“The creation of the U.S. Space Force seal honors the newest armed service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and provide space capabilities to the joint force. The US Space Force seal pays tribute to the proud history of the Air Force Department and its long tradition of providing the world’s finest space capabilities,” said Major William Russell, spokesman for the US Space Force, in a statement to Task & Purpose.
“The delta symbol, the central design element of the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the United States Air Force; and was used in the first Air Force space organization emblems dating back to 1961. Since then, the delta symbol has been a prominent feature of military space community emblems.
Between the army uniforms that Space Force wears, and now the logo is straight out of Star Trek, when is Space Force going to develop its own identity? Because we have a great candidate for a brand advisor.