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

Posted: 6:53 AM, Jan 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-25 06:53:55-05
Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek

(Donald Trump/Twitter)

The new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek’s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.

President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which features an arrowhead shape centered on a planetary background and encircled by the words “United States Space Force” and “Department of the Air Force.”

The logo also is similar to that of Air Force Space Command, from which Space Force was created by legislation that Trump signed last month.

Congress passed legislation creating a new space force branch of the armed services in December 2019.