|This artificially colorized photograph is interesting. Color film was rarely used in the early '50's, and the actual colors of the cadets' uniforms was unknown to the black and white TV audience. We have seen the uniforms depicted as green in the Dell comics, red on the Space Binoculars, and blue on the covers of coloring books and other merchandise. Whoever colorized this photo selected a combination of blue and green which is very attractive, but is it correct?
The question of what the real colors were has bothered me for the last 45 years. I recently had some very interesting discussions on the subject with some of the cadets, so stay tuned to the Academy for future information. We'll do our best to answer the question.