When Donald Trump first announced his idea for a ‘Space Force’, I honestly thought it would go the same way as the border wall.
Then he actually launched it, the first new branch of the US military in 70 years, by declaring space “the world’s new war-fighting domain”.
What a time be alive.
Now the Space Force is recruiting, and they’ve rolled out a campaign.
Space.com expands a little on what it all means:
The Space Force is the sixth and newest branch of the U.S. military and was ordered by President Donald Trump to oversee U.S. military activities in space. It was officially established in December when Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
The Space Force is part of the Department of the Air Force, much like the U.S. Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy.
Right, let’s see the recruitment video:
That video was highly confusing, but I’ll continue to imagine what has yet to be imagined, while contemplating the idea that my purpose on this planet isn’t on this planet.
Meanwhile, folks on Twitter, where the video was also posted to the official Space Force account, are asking the important questions:
Stating the obvious:
And posting the inevitable cat memes:
— Las Vegas Locally 🌴 (@LasVegasLocally) May 7, 2020
There are a few who want to sign up, but let’s get real, we’d all like to get off the planet right now, even though our purpose is on this planet but also not on this planet.
Then there’s this:
Yes, that is a reference to Steve Carell’s Space Force parody, which is an incredible undertaking considering the real Space Force is already a parody of itself.
The trailer, for your consideration:
Coming to Netflix May 29, 2020.
Carell’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. The real-life chief of the American Space Force, General John Raymond, was quick to offer advice to his fictional counterpart, says The Hill.
“The one piece of advice I’d give to Steve Carell is to get a haircut. You’re looking a little too shaggy if you want to play the Space Force chief.”
While Raymond said he was hoping the Space Force chief would be played by fellow bald man Bruce Willis, he added he thinks Carell is a “great actor, and I love his shows. So we’re looking forward” to watching.
General Raymond took it in fine spirits, but other US government officials have shown themselves to have thinner skins.
I wonder how long until we see some rage tweeting?
You can’t make this stuff up.
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