Like a celestial Etsy project, the Space Shuttles flew into space protected by quilts hand sewn by a seamstress who bought her sewing supplies at JoAnne Fabrics.
These were not grandmotherly quilts meant to keep the astronauts cozy during the shuttle program’s 135 flights, by the way.
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IF YOU GO
Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Center tickets are $50 for adults; $40 for children. Admission includes the Atlantis exhibit, Imax space films, the Apollo/Saturn V building and the Angry Birds Space Encounter.
The KSC Mega-Tour includes up-close views of the Vehicle Assembly Building and Launch Pad 39A. Its’ an additional admission — $40 for adults; $30 for children. The Launch Pad Close-Up and Firing Room 4 tours are alos an extra $25 each; $19 each for children.
For more information, go to www.kennedyspacecenter.com.