Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek


"I suggest a fitting motto for the Space Force to go with the new logo: "To Boldly Go!" posted Virginia congressman Don Beyer".

Nearly immediately, people reacted with side-by-side comparisons of the logo next to Star Trek's seal, and the word "Starfleet" began trending on Twitter as Americans commented on the familiarity and suggested the US military had copied a television show's design.

President Donald Trump tweeted out the new crest for the recently established Space Force - now the sixth branch of the United States military - and Twitter users lost their minds about how it's pulled straight from Star Trek.

It wasn't known whether the designer - who was not identified in the president's tweet - was inspired by the emblem for Starfleet Command.

It is accompanied by the text: "United States Space Force - Department of the Air Force".

However on social media the logo was widely compared to that used by "Starfleet" in Star Trek.

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"I said, 'Maybe we need a new force, we'll call it the Space Force, ' and I was not really serious", he said in a speech to service members at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California at the time.

Anyhow, Trump hit Twitter today where he unveiled the US Space Force's new logo and within moments, people were quick to point out just how familiar it looks like, especially among Star Trek fans.

Trumpinitially floated the idea of creating a Space Force in March 2018, saying he originally came up with the name as a joke.

The logo, which bears the date 2019 in Roman numerals, also is similar in design to that of Air Force Space Command, from which Space Force was created by legislation that Trump signed in last month.

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