The newly formed military branch, the U.S. Space Force, released its first recruitment advertisement on Wednesday.
The official U.S. Air Force and Space Force Recruiting YouTube account shared the 30-second video. Watch it below:
“Some people look to the stars and ask what if,” the video’s narration begins, over footage of a man looking up at the stars. “Our job is to have an answer. We have to imagine what will be imagined. Plan for what’s possible while it’s still impossible.”
The video is cut with footage of people preparing rocket launch pads for eventual space launches, mission control rooms managing equipment in space and an X-37B space plane landing.
“Maybe you weren’t put here just to ask the questions,” the video’s narration continues. “Maybe you were put here to be the answer. Maybe your purpose on this planet, isn’t on this planet.”
The official Space Force Twitter account also shared the video, pulling the last line of the video for the tweet caption, “Maybe your purpose on this planet, isn’t on this planet.”
— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) May 6, 2020
The recruitment video comes 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 Space Force uniform has also borrowed the camouflage pattern and design from the recent U.S. Army and Air Force uniforms.
“USSF is utilizing current Army/Air Force uniforms, saving costs of designing/producing a new one. Members will look like their joint counterparts they’ll be working with, on the ground,” Space Force said of the uniform decision. “Space Operators are on the ground, on Earth working with joint partners like the (Air Force) and (Army). Hence utilizing their uniform.”
While the Space Force is getting its first members from the Air Force, and has its first recruitment ad out, the branch is also launching alongside the debut of a Netflix comedy series by the same name “Space Force,” from the minds behind “The Office.” The show looks to poke fun at the new military branch. The show is set to premiere later this month, on May 29.