Space Force, a new branch of the US military tasked with the final frontier, unveiled its logo earlier this year, and almost immediately people started comparing it to the Starfleet logo of star trek. And after watching it for half a second, you’ll understand why:
The space force logo has no star, while the Starfleet dose. pic.twitter.com/M9rM26KGua
— Hannover Fiste (@gorillapolitic) July 23, 2020
Now Space Force has released a fairly comprehensive diagram explaining exactly where it found inspiration for its ideas, presumably in hopes that people from other military branches will stop giving them the Vulcan salute every time they pass through the corridors:
Why does the Space Force logo look like this? Let’s count the paths:
- As Space Force points out on its Twitter“The delta was first used in space organizations as early as 1961 and has inspired generations of space professionals.” Star Trek: The Original Series did not debut until 1966.
- The star in the middle is Polaris, the North Star, “which symbolizes how core values guide the Space Force mission.”
- The “four beveled elements” (which I think means the pointed bits near the bottom) represent the branches of the armed forces that support Space Force in its mission: Air Force, Army, Navy, and the marines.
- Meanwhile, the sharp pieces at the High represent a rocket launch.
- Finally, the silver border “defense and protection against all adversaries and threats emanating from the space domain”. And the black border inside this is outer space itself.
Oh no! They let in space! Abandoned ship!
And it is why does the Space Force logo look like this? Can we all stop doing star trek puns every time we see it now, guys? Can we?
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