Space Force releases first recruitment video: "Maybe your purpose on this planet isn't on this planet"

Posted at 6:34 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 06:34:53-04

The United States Space Force released its first recruitment video on Wednesday. The clip encourages potential recruits to think about if their "purpose on this planet isn't on this planet."

"Some people look to the stars and ask, 'what if?'" a narrator says over footage of a man looking at the sky. "Our job is to have an answer."

The video then shows a montage of military personnel working within the new military branch.

"Maybe your purpose on this planet isn't on this planet," the video said.

The tweet featuring the video includes a link to available jobs on the Air Force's website, including a Space Operations Officer, a Fusion Analyst and an Intelligence Officer.

As of Wednesday, there are 88 "commissioned space professionals" working within the Space Force, and the number is expected to grow "substantially" by the end of 2020, according to a press release from the Space Force. The service's "total force" is projected to eventually be approximately 16,000 strong.

The Space Force is now the sixth and newest branch of the U.S. armed forces. The Pentagon created the branch of the U.S. military in space after Trump advised them to — and the Space Force was made official in December 2019 when Congress passed a $738 billion military bill.

The Space Force, "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," according to its website.