The Brevard County ... Space Explorers?

Yes, that's the baseball team — at least for this weekend's three-game series.

The Brevard County Manatees, the Single-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, partnered with the Kennedy Space Center to host Kennedy Space Center Weekend at Space Coast Stadium.

That means the Brevard County Manatees will be donning new uniforms and a different name for its weekend series against the Tampa Yankees. The series begins Thursday and goes through Saturday.

The team's jersey features the Comet ISON against a backdrop of galaxies and stars. The hat design is an image of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Telescope.

The uniforms were designed by Angela Krenn, who is a cryogenics engineer for NASA and focuses on propellant systems.

The space-themed jerseys will be available for purchase via auction at The auction starts Thursday, May 7.

The hats can be purchased in the Manatees official team store, The Lagoon, located at Space Coast Stadium.

Saturday's game will feature postgame fireworks, NASA and Kennedy Space Center exhibits and other family activities.

All three games on Thursday through Saturday begin at 6:35 p.m. Tickets start at $6 and can be purchased by calling 321-633-9200 or online at