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Watch the Space Force’s new stargazing recruiting ad

The Space Force just dropped a new recruiting ad — one designed to stoke the sci-fi dreams of people thinking about joining the nascent service.

The ad, titled “Make History,” leans hard into imagery of space exploration, with shots of an observatory, the X-37B spaceplane, a rocket blasting off into outer space, a space-suited astronaut, a space station, and a colorful nebula. (Even though Space Force members aren’t actually going into space anytime soon, but that’s neither here nor there.) There’s also images of service members in a hyper-advanced, holographic mission control center that looks a lot more Starship Enterprise than Cape Canaveral.

But the tone of the ad is heavy on the inspiration.

“The light from a star can take millions of years to reach Earth,” the narrator begins. “So when you look at a star, you’re looking back in time. But I see the future. I see exploration and courage. I see my country finding new horizons out there. And I see giant leaps making a comeback. I see myself. The future is where I’ll make history.”

And with a female narrator, and primary focus on women doing space-oriented jobs, the ad seems to be aimed at encouraging women to consider a career in the Space Force.

What do you think? Does this ad make you want to join the Space Force?

Email the author slosey@airforcetimes.com and let us know.

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