As everyone probably knows by now, it's the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing! What an event to commemorate -- though the question "where were you when..." doesn't quite apply to those of us who weren't yet born.
In all the excitement of the space program, many of the women involved are overlooked. NASA has been sharing links and stories about many of these women over the past few weeks, which has been wonderful. We're all now aware of the black women who did so much for the space program, including some of the essential math and computing, thanks to the book and movie Hidden Figures (which also has a wardrobe to envy!)
But one of the stories that was shared has another connection of interest for all sewists -- it's the story of the making of the Space Suit. Did you know it was created and hand sewn by previous bra-makers and seamstresses from Playtex? It's true!
There's a book on the making of the spacesuit -- Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo by Nicholas de Monchaux. And apparently, there is a movie in the works based on this books about the thrilling story of sewing the spacesuit!
And there's also a brief clip from a NASA documentary about the women responsible for creating the spacesuit. Enjoy!