A personal blog with craft tutorials, reviews of books, films, and music, parenting advice, and opinions on society and politics.

October 26, 2011

Stars in small places

October 26, 2011

Some of the most complicated things would never have been done without the help of the silent few.

You would think that everything related to man's most advanced accomplishment would be just as advanced as it, but this is not true. Going out into space took decades to perfect, with a race between the world's two most powerful nations defining a clear winner in the arena. There are, of course, theories that the United States was not the first to make it to the moon.

Certainly when thinking about outer space and its technology, the word "handmade" would not feature in your vocabulary at all.

But this is exactly what the astronaut's suits were, according to this Etsy article.

Seamstresses who usually worked on Playtex bras were the ladies responsible for putting the specialised military suits together. These poor ladies were completely overlooked in their efforts for the state. How many other people go unthanked for their work that has changed lives?

Image attribution: Causa83 at it.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons