Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement at an event celebrating the military branch’s one year anniversary. The announcement was made at a military branch celebrating its anniversary.
The organization traces the name’guardians’ back to an old air force Space Command motto from 1983. Space force is part of the Air Force per its establishment with the National Defense authorization act.
Space force is mostly a rebrand of Air Force Space command, but with the authority to make decisions independent from the Air Force. Space Force personnel also mostly come from Air Force, but there’s been notable transfers – like astronaut Mike Hopkins – who’ve joined from other government organizations.
Disney’s guardians of the Galaxy franchise introduced fans to the’cosmic’ side of the Marvel universe. From the world of video games, guardians also appear in destiny 2 as undead warriors charged with defending the last city on earth from alien enemies.
The US space force revealed the official logo. Many pointed out its similarities to the Starfleet emblem used in the television show Star Trek.