UCF Football Space Game is go for launch on 11.02.19 vs. Houston
The University of Central Florida was founded in 1963 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of supporting the growing United States space program at nearby Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Today, UCF is working with new and bold commercial companies such as Space X, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic that have stepped up the pace since the space shuttle program concluded in 2011. UCF is working with several other industry and academic partners to help prepare for a trip back to the Moon and beyond.
“WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON…”
Modeled after the dark and light side of the moon, each helmet was hand painted by Schutt Sports.
321 area code on the front bumper is in recognition of the area code of the Space Coast of Florida just east of UCF’s campus.
UCF CONSTELLATION PATTERN
- The constellations used represent roads and buildings on campus at UCF, including Orion (the name of the road that circles Spectrum Stadium) with his club or sword drawn at Taurus the bull, the victim of Orion’s strike. Taurus represents the opponent and the conquered.
- The outline of the Arecibo telescope, the largest fully operational radio telescope on the planet – the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is under UCF Management
- The flight coordinates “SS50 R-090/31 LC39A” that shows how the 50-yard line of Spectrum Stadium lines up on the exact latitude as Launch Complex 39A, NASA’s most historic launch pad, 31 miles to the east.
- A shape of the planet named after UCF (UCF1.01)
- The sleeves feature a large Pegasus constellation where the Pegasus logo would typically be on our uniforms.
CANAVERAL BLUE OUTLINE
Introduced in 2018, the Canaveral Blue outline around the numbers and on the bumpers of the helmet represents the shade of the sky high above the Space Coast of Florida.
THE CITRONAUT RETURNS
The unofficial first mascot of UCF who first appeared on the 1968-1969 school handbook returns to the #UCFinSpace football uniform. It has now made appearances on five sets of threads: football (’18) men’s and women’s soccer (’15) and baseball (’14, ’19).
Custom Nike pants complete with USA mark to match Apollo 11 rocket.