The Seamstress Behind Apollo 11's Spacesuits

Jo Thompson worked as a seamstress for ILC Dover, the company famous for Playtex bras. Jo and her crew of seamstresses were contracted with one of the most important parts of the Apollo space program — sewing the spacesuits that kept the astronauts alive. One tiny hole anywhere in the suit could be lethal, and 50 years later, Jo is still proud of her role in the program.

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