First US Space Force recruitment video wants you to find your purpose off the planet

The recruitment video asks you to "plan for what's possible while it's still impossible."

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There's a new recruitment video for Space Force. 


A day after Netflix dropped a trailer for its upcoming comedy Space Force, the actual military branch has posted its first recruitment video.

In a video posted Wednesday to Twitter showing rockets, mission control-types rooms and US Space Force members in spacesuits, a voice-over says, "maybe your purpose on this planet isn't on this planet."

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett said during a livestream Wednesday that so far recruitment hasn't been a problem for the Space Force. "There's been an avalanche of applicants."

This sixth branch of the US military was established in December 2019 and will be operational by mid-2021. Among its responsibilities will be, "developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems [and] maturing the military doctrine for space power," according to a fact sheet. 

CNET's Eric Mack contributed to this report.

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