The United States’ new Space Force has named one of its new primary field commands ‘SpOC’ in apparent nod to Star Trek’s pointy-eared science officer. Short for ‘Space Operations Command’, SpOC will join ‘Space Systems Command’ and ‘Space Training and Readiness Command’ the force revealed in a statement. Although the new armed forces branch made no explicit reference to SpOC’s namesake, this is not the first time Space Force has borrowed from Star Trek. In the long-running sci-fi franchise, the unflappable Spock is half-Vulcan, half-human character played by Leonard Nimoy, as well as Zachary Quinto and Ethan Peck. The United States’ new Space Force has named one of its new primary field commands ‘SpOC’ in apparent nod to Star Trek’s pointy-eared science officer. Pictured: Leonard Nimoy’s Mr Spock (centre), along with Nichelle Nichols’ Lt Uhura (left) and William Shatner’s Captain Kirk (right) on the bridge of the USS Enterprise ‘SpOC will be the primary force provider of space forces and capabilities for combatant commanders, coalition partners, the joint force and the nation,’ a Space Force spokesperson revealed in a statement. The command unit, they added, will be headquartered at the Peterson Air Force Base, which is located in Colorado Springs. The… Read full this story
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