New York Daily News
The newest branch of the U.S. military is finally explaining what its “Star Trek”-like logo is all about.
U.S. Space Force, created in December 2019, now proudly displays the Delta symbol, which it said was first used in 1961, to honor “the heritage of the USAF and Space Command,” it said in a statement Wednesday.
“The silver outer border of the delta signifies defense and protection from all adversaries and threats emanating from the space domain,” the logo says. “The black area inside embodies the vast darkness of deep space.”
Then there are the four joint armed forces — Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines — that support the space mission, represented by “four beveled elements,” the logo proclaims.
Two spires nestled inside the delta symbol “represent the action of a rocket launching into the outer atmosphere in support of the central role of the Space Force in defending the space domain,” the new service branch said. “In the center of the delta is the star Polaris, which symbolizes how the core values guide the Space Force mission.”
The U.S. Space Force was enacted with the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and is part of the Department of the Air Force,” according to its website.
The Space Force logo without the details earned a bit of ridicule in January for its resemblance to the insignia of interstellar travelers on “Star Trek.”
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