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Stefano Mirtis

Blueberries
Fashioning Apollo
125/388
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In my imagination the Playtex seamstresses are
the unsung heroes of the early space program.
Like few others in the whole process, they really
had the lives of the astronauts literally in their
hands. They had a skill and dedication that was
unparalleled. The same women have made U.S.
space suits all the way up to the shuttle and space
station era, so the skill is by no means obsolete.
~ Nicholas de Monchaux
Stefanos Blueberries Fashioning Apollo 125/388
Dover, DE, United States
Various Images
-from left to right: Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and
Neil Armstrong on their way to the SaturnV/Apollo
11 vehicle; courtesy MIT Press-
Stefanos Blueberries Fashioning Apollo 125/388
-the AirResearch AES suit, a loser in the spacesuit
race; courtesy MIT Press-
1967, Dover, DE, United States
Various Images
-seamstress working in the workshop in Dover,
Delaware; courtesy MIT Press-
-Jane Butchin, Delema Gomegys, Inspector Mary
Todd, and others on the ILC shop floor in Dover,
Delaware, in 1967. Courtesy MIT Press.-
Stefanos Blueberries Fashioning Apollo 125/388
1967, Dover, DE, United States
The Litton Mark I Suit
-courtesy MIT Press-
Stefanos Blueberries Fashioning Apollo 125/388
1967, Dover, DE, United States
Unknown Image
Stefanos Blueberries Fashioning Apollo 125/388
2011
Nicholas de Monchauxs Spacesuit:
Fashioning Apollo
-front cover; MIT Press-
http://fashioningapollo.com/
Interesting interview to Nicholas de Monchaux at:
http://www.txchnologist.com/2011/questions-for-
nicholas-de-monchaux-author-of-spacesuit-
fashioning-apollo