The Army and Navy have come up with some clever alternate uniforms for their rival game in recent years, and the 2022 Navy themes are out of this world – pun intended. On Monday, the school released its uniform for display, and it is dedicated to the 54 Navy graduates who have become astronauts. That is, according to the school, more astronauts have graduated than any other educational institution. You can even buy them here.
Alan Shepard, a 1944 Naval Academy graduate, was the first American in space in 1961 and was one of NASA’s original seven astronauts. He also landed on the Moon as part of the Apollo 14 crew in 1971. His classmate Bruce McCandless II became the first astronaut to perform a spacewalk in 1985.
The Navy helmet will be decorated with handmade paintings depicting McCandless’ spacewalk with Earth in the background. On the other side of the helmet will be the NASA logo.
The uniform will be white with red stripes and blue American flag markings. designed to resemble spacewalk uniforms. The pants will feature the NASA astronaut badge that was awarded to some of the first American astronauts upon their return. Players will also wear shoes similar to the boots that astronauts wear during a mission.
Watch the Navy uniform promotional video below:
The 123rd Army vs. Navy game is scheduled to take place on December 10 at 3:00 pm ET at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The game will be broadcast live on CBS. Buy T-shirts here.
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