(TMU) – United States President Donald Trump promised the nation a “super duper” missile as he unveiled the new flag for the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony on Friday. The flag features a black background with stars and the official seal for the Space Force. At the ceremony, Trump said that “space is going to be the future” and spoke of a “super duper missile” which he claims will be 17 times faster than nuclear weapons made by both Russia or China.
It is likely that the Space Force will be dealing with far more military missions than explorations. During the signing ceremony back in December, Trump defended the new government agency against criticism, saying that “space is the world’s newest war-fighting domain.”
The Space Force is also officially a branch of the US Armed Forces. More specifically, the new agency is connected with the Air Force, Coast Guard, the Army, and the Marine Corps. The agency is replacing an existing military space program called Air Force Space Command, which was founded in 1982.
The Space Force describes itself as “a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space.”
At the ceremony, Gen. Jay Raymond, the head of the US Space Force, explained the symbolism depicted in the agency’s seal.
“The delta in the middle, that’s the symbol that space communities use for years and years and years. The North Start signifies out core value, our guiding light, if you will. And the orbit around the globe signifies the space cape colors that fuel our American way of life,” Raymond explained.
As The Mind Unleashed reported earlier this year, Raymond was sworn in as the chief of Space Operations for the agency back in January, just after it was officially formed.
The Space Force will be comprised of roughly 16,000 officers and other personnel from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Command. In fact, Raymond is himself a commander of both the Air Force Space Command and the U.S. Space Command, possibly signaling that these agencies will be working very closely and consisting of many of the same members.
In addition to the personnel from other agencies, the Space Force was granted $40 million through the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The Trump administration is also planning on sending a legislative proposal to Congress for the fiscal year of 2021 which would create National Guard and Reserve units for the Space Force. The proposal also seeks to consolidate other space-related organizations in the government under the Space Force banner including the Space Development Agency.
Last week, we reported that the Space Force began recruiting with its first advertisement.
The ad features a young man staring up at the stars with a narration that says, “Some people look to the stars and ask, ‘What if?’ Our job is to have an answer.”
“We would have to imagine what will be imagined, plan for what’s possible while there’s still impossible. Maybe you weren’t put here just to ask the questions. Maybe you were put here to be the answer.”