Where have we seen the United States Space Force logo before?

The official United States Space Force logo has been unveiled, and we love it. The delta-shaped insignia “signifies defense and protection from all adversaries” and incorporates an internal star at its heart, “which symbolizes how the core values guide the Space Force mission.” This is all according to a statement and infographic from the new branch of the military, as you can see above.

Like we said at the outset, we’re big fans. And we as a collective group of automotive enthusiasts have been big fans ever since it was unveiled pointing downward (it makes sense that the Space Force’s logo would point upward since its motto is Semper Supra, or Always Above) as the Arrowhead emblem in 1959 in between the split grilles of the Pontiac Bonneville.

Pontiac GTO grille

Or, um, in 1965, when Gene Roddenberry first introduced the world to “Star Trek” and Starfleet Command, boldly taking the logo where no other logo had gone before. At least until the Space Force’s seal was unveiled to the world by President Trump on Twitter in January of 2020.

All joking aside, the new Space Force logo may indeed draw some inspiration from Pontiac and “Star Trek,” but really it’s a logical extension of the Air Force Space Command. So if we’re going to point fingers for copying the automotive and science fiction realms, we’d better hop in a DeLorean and slingshot around the sun to travel back in time to 1982, when the AFSC came into existence.

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