The US Space Force (USSF) was first established in 2019 as part of the US Air Force and is currently the smallest branch of the US armed services with 4,840 personnel and 77 operating spacecraft. Space Force personnel are known as Guardians, and their new uniforms have recently been unveiled.
The new military attire consists of blue-gray pants and a dark navy side-buttoned coat featuring six diagonal-facing silver buttons. The initial response from the general public is likening the new uniforms to the ones found in the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. Adding to the sci-fi comparisons, Space Force’s delta logo and ranks emblems are also said to bear similarities to Star Trek‘s insignias.
Take a look at the ongoing Twitter discussion below.
— Jules Cremin (@JulesCremin) January 25, 2020
I guess if there’s a new Space Force Academy, my old uniform should still fit pic.twitter.com/RofIysjD9X
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) September 22, 2021
The Space Force uniforms unveiled today are being compared to futuristic sci-fi costumes, but they also appear to be a throwback to the White House uniforms that were introduced in 1970. The Euro-inspired uniforms were quickly dropped and sold to a high school marching band. pic.twitter.com/xnb1LdpnXT
— U.S. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) September 21, 2021
The person who designed the Space Force uniforms has clearly watched too much Battlestar Galactica pic.twitter.com/cc62WrX8jM
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) September 21, 2021
New Space Force uniforms just dropped: pic.twitter.com/bFOFkcQZ5S
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) September 21, 2021
Knew I saw that uniform somewhere before… pic.twitter.com/VyjqSMM4u1
— Judy P (@Woodsage001) September 22, 2021