On Friday, President Trump unveiled the logo for Space Force, the sixth and newest branch of the United States Military. The president's unveiling of the new logo elicited some immediate feedback on Twitter, mostly commenting about how cool the new logo is and how similar it appears to the Starfleet Command logo in Gene Roddenberry's fictional Star Trek universe.
After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military! pic.twitter.com/TC8pT4yHFT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2020
As some pointed out on Twitter, the logo used in Star Trek was in turn seemingly inspired by a NASA logo.
NASA inspires Star Trek inspires Space Force. pic.twitter.com/iYJ00yZKDN— Stephen Taylor (@stephen_taylor) January 24, 2020
Many on Twitter simply found the logo to be "cool" and worried the new logo might be changed if critics complained too much about its similarity to the one used in Star Trek.
guys, the Space Force logo is so cool, and if we mock it it will be changed, please can we just let it go— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 24, 2020
Remember people: Its cool to have a Space Force with a cool logo, regardless who championed its creation.— Christopher Esq. (@FarGreaterAsset) January 24, 2020
A Space Military is just a cool concept in general. Don't ruin this for us.
Hot take: If Obama has created Space Force and used the Star Trek logo everyone would love his amazingly cool homage— Daniel Radosh (@danielradosh) January 24, 2020
President Trump directed the Department of Defense to begin establishing Space Force as the sixth military branch of the armed forces in June of 2018. A White House statement said the president "knows that space is integral to our American way of life and economic prosperity, and is a vital domain for national defense."