Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Jean Wright, Dr. Brian Koberlein, Dr. Kimberly Cartier, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, & Dr. Pamela Gay

Title: Weekly Space Hangout :Guest: Jean Wright, NASA Seamstress to the Stars

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Description:  Today’s story:

  • NASA has ordered Moon landers!
  • JWST comes out of the vacuum…
  • SagA* cool gas ring.
  • OSIRISRex needs your help!

Host: Fraser Cain

Special Guests: This week, we welcome Jean Wright to the show. Jean is one of 18 seamstresses in the crucial role of Space Shuttle Thermal Protection Specialist. Jean and her co-workers, who dubbed their group “The Sew Sisters,” used machine and hand stitching to build, create, and repair thermal protection flight hardware and parachutes that were used on the Space Shuttle program and Orion.

Jean currently works as a Docent at the Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex where she educates and entertains guests. She is a member of NASA’s Speakers Bureau and as such represents NASA at civic, professional, educational, and public events.

One of the biggest thrills for Jean was being asked by Mark Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, to cut and prepare for auction pieces of historic muslin fabric from the Wright Brothers’ 1903 Flyer that his father had carried to the moon aboard the Apollo 11 Lunar Module!

Regular Guest:

Dr. Brian Koberlein ( / @BrianKoberlein )
Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( & @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( & @MorganRehnberg ) Dr. Pamela Gay ( / @starstryder )


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