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US Space Force just released its 2nd recruitment ad – here it is

U.S. Space Force commercial. (U.S. Space Force/Released)
May 28, 2020

The newest branch of the U.S. military, the Space Force, released its second recruitment ad on Thursday.

The sixth U.S. military branch published the new 30 second ad titled “Make History,” and both the Air Force and Space Force Recruiting Twitter account and Space Force Twitter account shared it Thursday morning. Watch it below:

The video’s narration begins with a woman looking up at the night sky, wearing plain clothes.

“The light from a star can take millions of years to reach earth,” the narrator says. “So when you look at a star, you’re looking back in time. But I see the future.”

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The video then cuts to a montage of shots, including Space Force members in a space command center, then receiving an experimental X-37B space plane after it lands on a runway, then coordinating a rocket launch and then a starry nebula in deep space.

“I see exploration and courage. I see my country finding new horizons out there,” the narration continues. “And I see giant leaps making a comeback. I see myself.”

The ad’s narration ends on the line, “The future is where I’ll make history.” The video ends with the same woman that the ad started on, again staring up at the sky but now wearing the Space Force’s camouflage uniform.

The new ad comes out three weeks after the branch released its first recruitment ad, called “Purpose.”

Both videos follow a similar theme of prospective recruits looking up to the night sky, cut with images of the Space Force’s mission forming around the earth’s orbit.

The first ad ended on the line, “Maybe your purpose on this planet, isn’t on this planet.”

The pair of recruitment videos come as the Space Force has largely been pulling from U.S. Air Force resources and personnel to get its manpower start. At Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, five Air Force units comprising approximately 1,840 Air Force jobs are being transferred over to the newly formed Space Force.

The 4th Space Control Squadron (SPCS) of the Air Force Space Command recently received and trained to use the Space Force’s first offensive weapon in the form of a ground-based system that can jam satellite communications in space. The interaction between the Air Force’s SPCS, implementing the new Space Force weapon is another indicator of the reliance the new military branch has on existing military units.

The latest Space Force recruitment ad comes a day after a planned NASA and SpaceX partnership launch, which would have been the first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. The launch was postponed to Saturday due to weather conditions.

On Wednesday NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk previewed the planned astronaut launch and Bridenstine took questions about a proposed plan by actor Tom Cruise to film a movie aboard the International Space Station.

“If they want to go to the International Space Station and make a movie and inspire a generation of explorers, that’s exactly what we’re looking for,” Bridenstine said of the movie idea.