Members of the USA House Pressure will officially be called “Guardians”, in response to an announcement Vice President Mike Pence made at an occasion celebrating the army department’s one 12 months anniversary.
The group traces the title “Guardians” again to an outdated Air Pressure House Command motto from 1983, “Guardians of the Excessive Frontier,” in response to a short post on the US Space Force website. Whereas a definite entity, House Pressure is a part of the Air Pressure per its establishment with the National Defense Authorization Act.
Because it exists at this time, House Pressure is generally a rebrand of Air Pressure House Command, however with the authority to make choices impartial from the Air Pressure. House Pressure personnel additionally principally come from the Air Pressure, however there’s been notable transfers — like astronaut Mike Hopkins — who’ve joined from different authorities organizations. Not like Hopkins’ former employer NASA, House Pressure is much less involved with exploring area, than it’s controlling it and defending American property like satellites.
Selecting “Guardians” as an official title comes with some unavoidable (and possibly meant) popular culture associations. There’s Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, which launched Marvel movie followers to the “cosmic” aspect of the Marvel universe. And from the world of video video games, Guardians additionally show up again in Destiny 2 as undead warriors charged with defending the Final Metropolis on Earth from alien enemies.
This wouldn’t be the primary time that House Pressure seemed to be cribbing from popular culture, both. When the group revealed the official logo, many identified its similarities to the Starfleet emblem used within the tv present Star Trek. The US House Pressure later tried to make clear that it was inspired by older Air Force Space Command logos slightly than the hit sequence.
Regardless of the supply of the title, you’ll be able to rely on House Pressure being much more mundane than any of the popular culture we affiliate with it. It might be a little bit of a branding train to fulfill the President, however the Biden administration seems to have no plans to change course. With House Pressure and recent work to return to the moon, the US is focusing much more on area heading into the following decade.