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From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
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posted 03-05-2013 04:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a John Young inscribed photo which is inscribed to Gail Knecht and thanks her for help on the Gemini spacesuits.

Does anyone have any information about her?


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posted 03-05-2013 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't recall her name coming up among the NASA space suit people that I've spoken with. There weren't that many women involved on the government side, so it's more likely she was a contractor with the David Clark Company. The contractors (somewhat famously) employed a lot of female seamstresses to make the soft goods portions of the suits.

But that's just a guess.


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posted 03-05-2013 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. As I recall, the astronauts were always very appreciative of the diligence of the ladies who sewed the seams of their space-suits. After all, only their skill stood between the astronauts and the vacuum of space.

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