Our next virtual speaker series features Jean Wright! Please join us on Zoom or Facebook Live at facebook.com/SpacePioneers on October 27th from 7-8pm.
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Jean Wright was an Aerospace Composite Tech for United Space Alliance- the prime contractor for NASA’s Space Shuttle Processing. As one of 18 women in this critical role, she and her co-workers, who dubbed their group, “The Sew Sisters,” were responsible for fabrication, assembly, disassembly, installation and repair of Thermal Protection System (TPS) hardware. This involved using detailed measurements, heavy-duty industrial sewing machines, and intricate and physically demanding hand stitching which covered many areas of the shuttle orbiter.
A Motivational Speaker, Jean has been asked to present at many prestigious events such as the International Quilt Festival along with astronaut Karen Nyberg, in Houston, Tex., The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) in N.Y., the Keynote Speaker at MQX -Machine Quilters Exposition in N.H., Women’s History Month at KSC Visitor Complex, Family Day at the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum and at Spacefest. Jean has done many TV, radio and online interviews. And has been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles.
Currently a Docent at the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit, educating and entertaining guests at the KSC Visitor Complex. Jean also does launch support and VIP Tours as needed including a recent tour for NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstein. And now a part of the media photographing launches as a team member for the space blog, ”SpaceUpClose.”
One of the biggest thrills of her life was being asked by Mark Armstrong to cut and prepare for auction, pieces of historic fabric from the Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer that his father, Neil Armstrong, carried to the moon aboard the Apollo 11 Lunar Module!
Jean sews custom face masks and apparel- space themed and otherwise.
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