The official United States Space Force logo has been unveiled, and we love it. The delta-shaped insignia “signifies defense and protection against all adversaries” and incorporates an internal star at its heart, “which symbolizes how core values guide the Space Force mission”. All according to a statement and infographic from the new branch of the military, as you can see above.
As we said at the beginning, we are big fans. And we, as a collective group of car enthusiasts, have been big fans ever since it was unveiled pointing down (it makes sense that the Space Force logo points up since its motto is Semper Supra , or Always Above) as the Arrowhead emblem in 1959 in between the split grilles of the Pontiac Bonneville.
Or, uh, 1965, when Gene Roddenberry first introduced the world to “Star Trek” and Starfleet Command, boldly taking the logo where no other logo had gone before. At least until the Space Force seal is gone. unveiled to the world by President Trump on Twitter in January 2020.
All kidding aside, the new Space Force logo may indeed be inspired by Pontiac and “Star Trek,” but it’s actually a logical extension of Air Force Space Command. So if we’re gonna point the finger at copying the realms of automobiles and sci-fi, we better hop in a DeLorean and slingshot around the sun to travel back in time to 1982, when the AFSC was born.