Sew Sister: The Untold Story of Jean Wright
Nov 17, 2023
On Friday, November 17, 2023, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex hosts NASA space shuttle era seamstress, Jean Wright and author, Elise Matich, of Sew Sister: The Untold Story of Jean Wright and NASA’s Seamstresses for a book signing.
Meet Jean and Elise to get your book signed in Space Shop from 2 PM to 3 PM. Only books purchased in the Space Shop will be signed. No other items will be signed.
About the Book:
Did you know that the white material on the outside of space shuttles was not metal or glass but actually fabric? Specialized quilts, two inches thick, covered the space shuttles and protected the astronauts from deadly heat and radiation. Jean Wright was one of the eighteen “Sew Sisters” who crafted these thermal blankets, mostly by hand, with incredible precision and skill. Capturing both the grandeur of space flight and the intimacy of a needle and thread, Sew Sister tells the story of Jean’s childhood passion for space and sewing, and her fascinating work for NASA’s shuttle program.
This event is included with admission to the visitor complex.