NASA rocket to be wrapped with quilt By ELIZABETH CELMS

NASA rocket to be wrapped with quilt By ELIZABETH CELMS

A little more than a year from now, Terry Pottmeyer’s artwork will be exhibited on a 365-foot NASA rocket in Huntsville, Ala.

The Island mother has submitted a handcrafted quilt panel that reads “Our dream… a world where every child is cherished” as part of the international 2011 Dream Rocket project.

Pottmeyer’s textile will be combined with thousands of others into a massive quilt that wraps around a replica of NASA’s historic Saturn V Rocket, which stands in front of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. The spectacle will be unveiled in May 2011, in commemoration of President John F. Kennedy’s May 25, 1961, pledge of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” The historic feat was accomplished eight years later on July 21, 1969, when American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

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