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The United States Space Force released a recruitment video on Twitter on, May 6, 2020 with the caption, “Maybe your purpose on this planet isn’t on this planet.”

The newest branch of the United States military, the U.S. Space Force, launched its first recruitment video on Twitter on Wednesday.

The video shows futuristic control rooms, rockets set to launch and satellites zooming high above the earth. Crew members in space suits march past a shuttle.

“Maybe your purpose on this planet, isn’t on this planet,” the narrator says in the 30-second ad.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond released the advertisement in a livestream Wednesday.

The video includes includes a hint of what’s to come, with a first look at the classified new space vehicle.

“You may have caught a quick glimpse of the space vehicle, previously cloaked in secrecy, the X37-B,” Barrett said. “This reusable space craft has completed five missions.”

The next X-37B launch will be from Cape Canaveral on May 16, she said.

The secretary and the general were supposed to be attending a conference hosted by the Space Foundation, but it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Space Force was created as the sixth U.S. military branch in December.

On its recruiting page, the USSF says, “The U.S. Space Force is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force.

“USSF responsibilities will include developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands.”

Barrett said there’s been no shortage of interest in joining the Space Force. “There’s been an avalanche of applicants,” she said.

 

 

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