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US Space Force logo draws comparisons to ‘Star Trek’

US Space Force logo draws comparisons to ‘Star Trek’

Washington: US President Donald Trump unveiled the logo of Space Force on Friday, attracting critics who said the newest military branch had boldly gone where Star Trek went before.
With a central symbol resembling an arrowhead, ringed by an orbiting object and set to a starry backdrop, many users argued the design was pilfered from the famous science fiction franchise. But a spokesman for the branch hit back, arguing the “Delta” emblem had been used by Air Force space organisations as early as 1961, before the first Star Trek show aired.
“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!” wrote Trump of the branch that he championed and which came into being in December 2019.
“The delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the US Army Air Forces; and was used in early Air Force space organisation emblems dating back to 1961,” a US Space Force spokesperson said. (AFP)