U.S. Olympic snowboarding team’s new uniforms are perfect for space nerds

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If you love snowboarding and you’re a space nerd the 2018 Winter Olympics are for you.

Burton Snowboards released the official U.S. snowboard team uniforms for the upcoming  Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and guess what: They’re astronaut themed.

The uniforms were inspired by NASA’s history according to a press release, and even give a nod to the space administration’s old-school logo.

The uniforms and their aluminum-coated silver fabric definitely give off a futuristic vibe, but upon further inspection there are some clear references to 1960s and 1970s NASA uniforms.

Patches on the competition jackets, hats, shirts, and gloves show the American flag along with “USA” written in the familiar NASA font. On several items of clothing, Burton is written into NASA’s iconic logo, and the white jacket and one-piece straight-up look like space suits.

A look at the U.S. Snowboard Team uniforms for the upcoming PyeongChang Olympics.

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U.S. Snowboard Team one-piece uniform.

Image: Burton snowboards

“I have always loved the astronauts’ suits, because not only do they have such a cool and amazing aesthetic, they also were designed to function under the most extreme conditions, so this gave us an incredible platform to push the innovation and technology of the garments as well,” Greg Dacyshyn, Head Designer of Burton’s Olympic uniform program said in the release.

The outside appearance of the clothing isn’t the only thing on-point. The inside of the jacket is said to have detailed artwork sewn into the lining: including Korean translations of phrases that may come in handy for athletes at the games, such as, “Do you speak English?” and “Wish me luck!”

The fashionable space-inspired gear are a hit on social media, with NASA fans already eager to update their winter wardrobes.

Burton has released its Gold Elite Collection online, so you can snag some of the sports/space crossover merch while supplies last.

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