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Donald Trump's Campaign Asked People to Choose a Logo for His New 'Space Force', but the Internet Provided Designs of Their Own

President Donald Trump's June 2018 announcement of the Space Force inspired a theme song from The Gregory Brothers. (The Gregory Brothers/Youtube)

On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intention of creating another branch of the military that he dubbed Space Force.

During a meeting of the National Space Council, the President stated:


"When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. So important. Very importantly, I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. That’s a big statement."

We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force — separate but equal. It is going to be something. So important."

During a speech at the Pentagon on August 9, Vice President Mike Pence—the Chairman of the National Space Council— expanded on the plans to establish this Space Force.

The Department of Defense also issued an official statement. And shortly thereafter the Trump campaign sent an email to their Trump Pence Make America Great Again Committee donors asking them to vote on logo designs for the new military branch.

The message also mentions upcoming sales of a "new line of gear."

But the internet being what it is, came up with some alternate designs of their own.

A few referenced another "force" from a galaxy far, far away.

Alternate proposed Space Force logo (Twitter)

Alternate proposed Space Force logo (Twitter)

And some even suggested a first project for the new military branch.

Suggested first project for the Space Force (Twitter)

However some people saw a few similarities between the new logos and some existing ones. Like this image and NASA.

Space Force and NASA logo comparison. (Twitter)

Various logos including video games that resemble the Trump proposed Space Force designs. (Twitter)

While some were less than kind in their suggestions.

Alternate proposed Space Force logo (Reddit)

While some artists and organizations gave multiple options like in the following suggestions.

Like these patches from Bloomberg Businessweek.

David Reinfurt for Bloomberg Businessweek (Twitter)

Milton Glaser for Bloomberg Businessweek (Twitter)

Or these contributions from other artists...

...like Mad Magazine cartoonist Joey Allison Sayers.

They all had at least one thing in common however. They were creative.

But despite these tweets...

...an official logo designation date was not specified in the Trump campaign email. But while you await that announcement, you can enjoy this unofficial theme song for the new military branch.