Space Force vs Starfleet. Photo: Trump Twitter feed (left)/CBS/Viacom (Right)
The Trump administration's new Space Force logo looks a lot like another space visual: the Star Trek insignia.
Why it matters: The United States Space Force was signed into law at the end of 2019 after President Trump directed the Pentagon to form a new branch of the military dedicated to keeping U.S. assets in space safe.
Between the lines: The Space Force logo is also a play on the Air Force Space Command's logo.
The big picture: Proponents of the Space Force say that the U.S. has fallen behind other nations that have put resources behind weaponizing space.
- By standing up the Space Force, experts claim that it could help deter further weaponization of space and keep military assets safe in orbit.
- Yes, but: Others say that a Space Force simply places undue emphasis on the militarization of space instead of focusing on keeping it a peaceful realm.