Space Force or Star Trek? Trump Sparks Reaction on Twitter After Unveiling US Space Force Seal

President Donald Trump unveiled the new seal for the U.S. Space Force, and several people quickly took to social media to question if it looks similar to another symbol they have seen before.

“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!” Trump tweeted on Thursday, along with the new seal.

A Space Force spokesperson said that the Department of the Air Force provided Trump with different options for the seal, and the president was the one who picked the new symbol, as CNN reported.

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However, as many pointed out at Twitter, the seal for the new sixth military branch appears to have a resemblance to the logo from “Star Trek.”

“The new [Space Force] logo sure looks familiar…” CBS Denver’s Ben Warwick wrote on Twitter.

“Star Trek” actor George Takei even chimed in, as he tweeted in response to Trump, “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…” He added, “I feel like Melania must have had a hand in copyi–I mean, designing this.”

The U.S. Space Force wrote in a statement after Trump unveiled the new symbol, “The U.S. Space Force seal honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history and long-standing record of providing the best space capabilities in the world.”

“The delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the U.S. Army Air Forces; and was used in early Air Force space organization emblems dating back to 1961,” the statement continued. “Since then, the delta symbol has been a prominent feature in military space community emblems.”

When the newest military branch revealed the utility uniforms on Jan. 17, it also stirred up reactions, as the uniforms are a camouflage pattern. However, the U.S. Space Force defended the uniforms, writing, “Members will look like their joint counterparts they’ll be working with, on the ground.” They also noted that it would save money by using the same uniforms as the U.S. Army and Air Force.

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  1. As usual confuction you are to ignorant to understand the people who hate America, like you and your party, are not allowed to take our country down the path of totalitarian rule. You see, that is an enemy to America and that would make you an enemy of America and the Constitution and Declaration of Independence allows those who love this country to stand up and fight, if necessary, to keep you and yours from destroying Her through your hate, lies and deceit. We will fight and we will win if that is what you want. This is exactly why the Founding Fathers put the Second Amendment into our Constitution. We beat you in 1776 and your desire to have the king of england rule over us (one party rule). I know it is hard but try to sound intelligent once in a while.

  2. the orbit design was used by NASA as early as 1959 thus Star Trek stole that from NASA verbatim an in Heraldic terms the orbit has zero differences vs the spaceship design having at least three differences (actual shadow shape, a void removed and single color vs dual color outline. I say minimum of three differences because i would consider the color outline as more than one difference being an outline and an extra color
    -Meanwhile, Star Trek is obviously stolen from NASA’s being an orbit and stars on an azure field thus only one difference, namely the voided shape that doesn’t represent any know spacecraft. (i thing i remember hearing it represented unity of differences (BUT DON’T QUOTE since it is only a vague memory)

    so, three or four distinct differences for Space Force vs Star Trek
    while Star Trek was obvious homage to NASA adding it’s Star Trek symbolism within NASA’s emblem

  3. Re: me – “You and all like you need to be removed and NEVER allowed to live here. America haters like you are not welcome.” The Real Bob

    That isn’t the nation the Founders had in mind. Who should we trust more, you or the Founding Fathers?

  4. “>Generally Confused < Same old, ineffective, condescending rhetoric. Like the mindless scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz….. if he only had a brain." Cherl

    I'd unravel ev'ry riddle for my
    Individdle
    In trouble or in pain
    With the thoughts that you'll be thinkin'
    You could be another Lincoln
    If you only had a brain.

    Wizard of Oz

  5. This copycat symbol is not surprizing at all. This whole fascist administration has no imagination.

    1. You know what real facism is? Its individuals that try to shame others by name calling and intimidation to prevent them from giving their own views for which they are entitled.

  6. Once again confuction, if you had a brain (I guess that is why you played the part of the Scarecrow so good, no brain) you would actually know something about your party. As I have said and will say as long as you keep pushing lies. Your party, the communist party, is a party of totalitarian rule as is every other dictatorship and that will NOT change EVER. You have ALWAYS been the party of “one party rule” even before 1776. It is you that is totally ignorant of history or facts. Does it hurt when someone taps that empty orb on top your shoulders and all it does is ring with a hollow sound? You and all like you need to be removed and NEVER allowed to live here. America haters like you are not welcome.

  7. these idiots that criticize this, are just Trump haters. the symbol has been around for more than 15 years. plus what’s wrong with basing it on star trek? sulu you should have as much class and taste as the first lady.

    1. as i mentioned elsewhere, Star Trek emblem was just NASA emblem with a swoosh probably symbolizing unity in differences

  8. >Generally Confused < Same old, ineffective, condescending rhetoric. Like the mindless scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz….. if he only had a brain.

    1. I’d unravel ev’ry riddle for my
      Individdle
      In trouble or in pain
      With the thoughts that you’ll be thinkin’
      You could be another Lincoln
      If you only had a brain.

      1. Join the discussion…That comment proves your ignorance. Is that the best you can do, repeat is to repeat Cheryl’s statement. You are worthless.

  9. Whether intended or not, I like the symbolism in the similar designs…”Star Trek” was all about optimism for the future…for humanity’s ability to face adversity & adversaries in the effort to build just & humane societies.
    I never agreed with Roddenberry’s underlying assumption that an all-powerful, socialist central government is the key to a pleasant, prosperous, safe society but I did & do agree with his other main theme: unleash the power of human potential and not even the stars are the limit.

  10. It’s a f*cking arrow head! A traditional symbol used for military or hunting since time began. No one has a copywrite on a bloody arrow head. These left wing nut bars are so unhinged with their TDS, they will now try to impeach President Trump for accepting this design.

    1. Hey, Peter, that’s a fresh idea. The more reasons to get rid of the fascist the better.

      1. Join the discussion…Remember mr. not know anything, facism is in your wheelhouse just like all totalitarian governments. How fast you forget.

  11. George played a token Asian on a 60s sci-fi show. That was the peak of his career and he’s been eating out on it since. Quick, name another role he’s played since (not counting voiceovers or cartoons).

    People should listen to him exactly why?

    1. This article is the first time I’ve seen Takei’s response on this, yet its been all over Facebook and Twitter since the president announced it.

      Everyone is able to see this is a near copy without someone famous to point it out. The similarities is what this article is about. Yet you posted three times (that i can see) about George Takei.

      1. Actually Gene stole that symbol he used for star fleet from already established military usage of the delta symbol.

  12. “ANYTHING that deals with totalitarianism is a left wing subsidiary” The Real Bob

    That is total nonsense, The Real Bob. You might be interesting to discuss politics with, if you actually knew anything.

    1. Join the discussion…It’s for damn sure you don’t know anything confuction. History and facts just seem to disappear when you want to make a point.

  13. Being homosexual means being an attention whore. It always has to be about them.

  14. Looks like my North pointer on my GPS unit’s display. Not like Star Trek at all.

  15. George might as well suggest suing Microsoft, which has used an “arrow” icon/pointer for decades.

    Moron.

  16. Gee George, then Star Trek™ owes royalties to mapmakers, iconographers, and even the “Boy” Scouts who’ve been using this emblem for years. Newsflash: It ain’t copyrighted or trademarked, ESPECIALLY IN THAT FORM. Look at the actual Trek emblem which is rounded, not bifacial, and asymmetrical.

    Moron.

    Trust an ACTOR for a reliable take. Not. What was it Ricky Gervais said about you people lacking education?

  17. Was sure this was a Reuters piece. But thanks Madison Summers for the snarky George (I hate Trump) Takei input. Moving on…. from Ecclesiastes
    “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
    So what was the point of this IJR?

  18. There is, literally, nothing the left won’t melt down about – LOL

    1. Did they melt down when the 1st shuttle was called Enterprise? Did anyone get upset when the producers of Star Trek named one of their shuttle/run-abouts Onizuka?

      But leftists have to hate and complain about something don’t they?

  19. You are wrong again confuction the unknowing. fascism is on your side of the aisle. ANYTHING that deals with totalitarianism is a left wing subsidiary. Your party is the party of communism, fascism and ALL other modes of one party rule. You think you are smarter than anyone else and everyone should follow you right of the cliff just like the “useful idiots” who voted lenin in office. Your party loves to dictate to everyone all things of life and will stop at nothing to accomplish that goal. Your party is indeed the anti-Christ and is the most evil thing in the universe. Please take shiff hole and put him back up where the sun don’t shine.

    1. O.K. The Real Bob, if King Donald The Loser is not a fascist, what is he?

      Pick a lane.

  20. And the list of people that give a f++k other than Never Trumpers and Demo-?’s is ZERO ?

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