Friday, June 10, 2011

McDivitt Vs. Young: Military Uniform Dance-Off - Who Wins?


NASA photos, 1968. Because this is an important blog about science.

U.S. Air Force Colonel James McDivitt (Gemini 4 and Apollo 9) is pictured up top.

U.S. Navy Commander John Young (Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS 1, STS 9, hell, probably every damn spaceflight ever) is pictured at bottom.

So, who wins this military uniform dance-off? Some points to ponder: McDivitt rocks the Air Force blue uniform with his special brand of solemn swagger, while Young brings a subtler, "quiet storm" approach to his photo shoot, his hair expertly tousled and pomaded to a shine. Young has forgone his usual turtleneck for some sharp U.S. Navy dress blues. However, McDivitt remembered to bring his hat that day.

Who wore it better? Cast your votes in the comments section.