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Cece Bibby, artist behind NASA's Mercury space capsule logos, dies
[i]Cecelia "Cece" Bibby, who in 1962 was recruited by John Glenn to design and hand-paint the insignia on the outside of his Mercury spacecraft, died on Wednesday (Nov. 14), according to friends close to her. She was 84.
Bibby, whose "Friendship 7" logo flew alongside Glenn on his historic three-orbit mission, went on to create similar colorful designs for Scott Carpenter's "Aurora 7" and Wally Schirra's "Sigma 7" capsules. To apply the emblems to the spacecraft, Bibby became the first and only woman to ascend the Mercury launch gantry and go inside the "white room" that surrounded the vehicle.[/i]
More about Bibby's experiences at NASA can be read in the 2005 article, [i]Breaking through the glass gantry[/i] and on [URL=http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cecebibby/nasa-stories/]her website[/URL].
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