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.
Space Force all the way!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1533830610.0
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.
Its The Trump 2020 Campaign #SpaceForce Logo Contest https://t.co/ykG5aMGoP6 According to this Trump 2020 email "We… https://t.co/kUmQOq3aKx— NASA Watch (@NASA Watch)1533847050.0
The message also mentions upcoming sales of a "new line of gear."
The Trump/Pence PAC is already trying to monetize the Space Force: "As a way to celebrate President Trump’s huge a… https://t.co/AkZtIIBO1K— eve peyser (@eve peyser)1533844037.0
But the internet being what it is, came up with some alternate designs of their own.
Hey @realDonaldTrump, are you still accepting #SpaceForce logo ideas? https://t.co/tvJE7xcAZw— Tim Roberts (@Tim Roberts)1533850345.0
Please vote for my Space Force logo https://t.co/FHBvwvPfSe— Christa Mrgan (@Christa Mrgan)1533846786.0
@Dalrymple https://t.co/frCi4HA8TY— Bryan Frazier (@Bryan Frazier)1533844776.0
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)
@mirikramer Looks kind of familiar ...... https://t.co/QfMe2fxyG0— The_Ouroboros (@The_Ouroboros)1533864366.0
Various logos including video games that resemble the Trump proposed Space Force designs. (Twitter)
While some were less than kind in their suggestions.
Hey @realDonaldTrump I made you a Space Force logo. You can send my payment in the post. #spaceforce https://t.co/OYv3AO5A8V— Tommy Rotten (@Tommy Rotten)1533887738.0
@realDonaldTrump Here’s a good logo for your Space Force. https://t.co/gjdhSjmzin— Mike JR🇨🇦 (@Mike JR🇨🇦)1533875537.0
Alternate proposed Space Force logo (Reddit)
Hi @realDonaldTrump I heard you are looking for logos for your new SPACE FORCE! As a professional graphic designer,… https://t.co/RRzzFqoP6C— Rob Sheridan (@Rob Sheridan)1533846844.0
I think this is the most accurate Space Force logo https://t.co/lopOJu1vm1— Christopher Miller (@Christopher Miller)1533878796.0
Hey @darth - anyone know where I can submit my designs for the #SpaceForce logo? https://t.co/6BxvV4hcbF— Nick Vucic (@Nick Vucic)1533908078.0
The Space Force logo that Trump supporters want. https://t.co/NW1YlEQi48— J. (@J.)1533848258.0
While some artists and organizations gave multiple options like in the following suggestions.
Like these patches from Bloomberg Businessweek.
VP Pence is announcing a plan for the Space Force today. Did he take one of our suggestions for a logo?… https://t.co/chLbHruYJZ— Businessweek (@Businessweek)1533823214.0
David Reinfurt for Bloomberg Businessweek (Twitter)
Milton Glaser for Bloomberg Businessweek (Twitter)
Or these contributions from other artists...
.@TeamTrump Some suggestions for the new #SpaceForce logo. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain https://t.co/fxq66dQitE— The Reagan Battalion (@The Reagan Battalion)1533848565.0
Shout out to @nickhammy5 for making my #SpaceForce logo dreams a reality. Which one you votin’ for?? https://t.co/aPX5OzP98H— Kate (@Kate)1533858091.0
...like Mad Magazine cartoonist Joey Allison Sayers.
Some more Space Force logos that Trump is seeking input about https://t.co/vmWtsoa7ir— joey alison sayers (@joey alison sayers)1533854547.0
They all had at least one thing in common however. They were creative.
@BW https://t.co/TdtoWXhlu2— PEACE SERG 🇨🇦🇺🇸🌊🤝🌺❤️❄️ (@PEACE SERG 🇨🇦🇺🇸🌊🤝🌺❤️❄️)1533887851.0
@BW https://t.co/715hIAOYoU— Duncan Rouleau (@Duncan Rouleau)1533856195.0
Thought @realDonaldTrump might appreciate my “Space Force” logo idea 🚀 https://t.co/7Hf0mlGZGl— James Hance (@James Hance)1533865125.0
My favorite Space Force logo. https://t.co/V5krCDKVAb— Lori (@Lori)1533904123.0
I hope the Trump administration picks my Space Force logo. https://t.co/PxBTSoLtwM— Adam Huber (@Adam Huber)1533860891.0
I like the Space Force idea but this slogan is a little troubling https://t.co/bmjCCDdRCX— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets”)1533855845.0
@thehill We can do better, America. #SpaceForce #MAGA https://t.co/s8GPQF8Kce— Jeffrey Lewis (@Jeffrey Lewis)1533846240.0
But despite these tweets...
BREAKING: Official Space Force logo unveiled. https://t.co/wk7xiXXyrp— Wayne Curtis (@Wayne Curtis)1533845920.0
...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.