President Trump wants the United States to head into the final frontier, liberty in tow, to share American ideals with the rest of the galaxy.
Welcome to the Space Force. The new interplanetary commission formed as the sixth branch of the military, to secure American military dominance, is expected to be up and running by 2020. And, the president wants your help.
An email sent to his supporters from campaign manager Brad Parscale said Trump needs help picking a design for the new Space Force logo.
“President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE — a groundbreaking endeavor for the future of America and the final frontier,” Parscale wrote Thursday in an email, as Washington Examiner reports.
The email encourages supporters to choose one of six designs for the Space Force logo to be used for campaign-associated merchandise.
“As a way to celebrate President Trump’s huge announcement, our campaign will be selling a new line of gear,” Parscale added. “But first we have to make a final decision on the design we will use to commemorate President Trump’s new Space Force — and he wants YOU to have a say.”
While each design features the “Space Force” name, each design has a unique color scheme and focuses travel on different elements of space.
Check them out:
Modified screenshot via Trump campaign email/Washington Examiner
Here’s what Military.com thinks about the logos:
Here’s our official Under the Radar ranking of President Trump’s logo ideas:
1. The “NASA”
This one seems directly inspired by NASA, using one of the organization’s favorite fonts slapped onto a red version of the agency’s classic meatball logo. Downside: It’s sure to annoy Americans who believe we faked the moon landing.
2. The Sci-Fi
This one has to be near-and-dear to President Trump’s heart. Any kid who grew up in the 50s would love this spaceship and, aside from the NASA font, the image hearkens back to an era when Americans ruled the planets.
3. The “Tattoo”
The spacing on the font may be a little off (for all you kerning obsessives), but the classic spaceship design and the excellent flames make this one the best choice for your Space Force tattoo. Get yours now and you’ll be OG if they adopt this one but tweak the design later.
4. The “Chemtrail”
Not only do we get a more contemporary rocket ship, we get an awesome exhaust plume that will spread FREEDOM throughout the galaxy. If the “Space Force” was more readable, this would be #1.
5. The “Kitchen Sink”
Who let this one through. It’s way too busy and hard to read. The rocket ship suggests that it came from the same designer who gave us the “Chemtrail,” but this one buries the spacecraft and the swirling red exhaust trail makes Space Force hard to read.
6. “Low Expectations”
America’s Space Force is sure to be the greatest interplanetary service in the history of the universe. Why aim so low? Mars is a baby step. We’re out to explore the darkest unknown galaxies and bring democracy to all peoples. Also, they’re not even trying with that font.
Which do you prefer?
President Trump and Vice President Pence both mentioned the new Space Force initiative earlier this week.
Per Washington Examiner:
Vice President Mike Pence declared Thursday during a speech at the Pentagon that the Trump administration was determined to create a new sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020, which would be tasked with defending U.S. satellites and counter adversaries in space.
A congressionally mandated Pentagon report released Thursday will outline the first steps toward establishing the new combatant space command, including plans for it to eventually be incorporated into a new Department of the Space Force, Pence added.
Here’s even more on the Space Force and Trump’s plan to have it formalized before 2020.
“Ultimately, Congress must act to establish this new department,” Pence said, also per Washington Examiner, adding that the Trump administration was working alongside both Republicans and Democrats to create a bill with bipartisan support.
“Next February, in the president’s budget, we will call on the Congress to marshal the resources we need to stand up the Space Force, and before the end of next year, our administration will work with the Congress to enact the statutory authority for the Space Force in the National Defense Authorization Act,” Pence continued.
“Air power had forever changed the nature of war, so we marshaled the resources and the will to build the most powerful air force the world had ever seen,” Pence added. “Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation.”
Space Force all the way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018
The Russian embassy in the U.S. trolled the Space Force announcement over social media, tweeted out a logo featuring the Russian flag colors. “Good Morning, Space Forces!” the tweet read.
Good Morning, Space Forces!
— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) August 10, 2018