WASHINGTON.-President Donald Trump unveiled the new logo of the United States Space Force on Friday.
Trump posted the image on Twitter. Many made immediate comparisons of the new logo with the Starfleet star ship's service logo of "Star Trek."
After consulting with our Great Military Leaders, designers and others, I am pleased to present the new logo of the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Army! "Trump tweeted.RELATED
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
George Takei, actor who starred in the Star Trek show as Hikaru Sulu, seemed to suggest that the show should be compensated: "Ahem. We expect some royalties from this," he said in a tweet.
In a statement to Business Insider, a Space Force spokesman said the symbol "was first used in 1942 by the US Army Air Forces."
In June 2018, President Donald Trump announced the creation of a “space force” attached to the Pentagon in order to guarantee the supremacy of the United States in sidereal exploration.
An announcement was made at the White House, and the president talked about space as a matter of national security, saying he doesn't want "China and Russia and other countries to outdo us."
He also promised that the United States would return to the moon soon and reach Mars.
"There is no place like space," he said.
He said the new "space force" will be a "separate but equal" power of the military forces.
Thus, the United States will be “by far the leader” in space matters and will try to revive the weakened space program.
The new power of the military forces will be in charge of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford.
Trump also mentioned plans to set a new policy to reduce satellite congestion in space.
The guideline calls for creating a safe environment in orbit, now that satellite traffic is increasing. It also establishes guidelines for satellite designs and operations, in order to avoid crashes and fragmentation of spacecraft.
Politics and high costs had overwhelmed the US space program, Trump said.
Trump was accompanied by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin and members of his space council, which was recently reactivated and is led by Vice President Mike Pence.
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