A Day At Nasa

Dress: Vintage (Thrifted)
Shoes: Rackroom Shoes
Bag: Vintage Coach
Earrings: Vintage
**Pictures by my Brother**


I've never been the most scientific person in my family. While my brother could recite everything about the solar system, black holes, space travel, etc. I am more apt to just watch space shows with a thriving interest and curiosity. Interstellar, The Martian, Apollo 13, and Hidden Figures (which features my favorite Astronaut) are movies that interest me because they are filled with adventure, suspense, space travel, and loads of scientific language that I don't understand (but greatly appreciate). With that being said, as I have shared on the blog before, Astronaut Wives Club is one of my favorite TV shows because it centers around the start of the NASA space program and follows the first astronauts and their wives as they are part of the Mercury pivotal Mercury 7 program.

It is because of my great interest in the history of the NASA space program that I was so excited to take a field trip to Space Center Houston with my brother and parents. Both my parents are science teachers and my brother has always wanted to be an astronaut so taking a trip to NASA with them was such a fun day (even if we got rained on). I am pretty sure I was only about 11 the last time I visited Space Center Houston so going back as an adult who knows more and appreciates history was such a treat. It was so cool walking around, looking at displays, and recognizing the names of the first astronauts in Mercury 7 and even a more current astronaut whose book I read for one of my college classes.

If you are not familiar with Space Center Houston, it is the visitor center of the National Aeronautics ans Space Administration's (NASA) center for human space activities. However, while the space center itself is more of a museum with exhibits and artifacts, you are also able to take a tour of the entire NASA headquarters located on site, including the original Mission Control Center and the astronaut training center.

With my undying love for the TV show Astronaut Wives club and the styles of the late 60's it was a no brainer that I chose to take cues from the stylish wives of past astronauts in choosing my ensemble for the day! Looking back on what the original astronaut wives wore, I settles on this blue vintage shirtwaist dress, a simple brown purse, close toed sandals, and an old pair of vintage clip on earrings.

I have always said that clothes have the power to transport you to a different place or era, and on this particular day that phrase was so accurate. I felt like I truly had stepped back in time and into the midst of the Mercury 7 program and I couldn't have been happier reliving pivotal points in our nations history and the science of space travel :)

P.S. these pictures were taken after I had been rained on three times!

Have you ever been to NASA?
Are you a fan of space shows?

-Madison

4 comments

  1. That sounds like such a fun place to visit! Just one more thing to do if I ever visit Texas. ;) And I think you totally nailed the 60's astronaut's wife look. :)

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  2. That dress is beautiful and in such a pristine condition, what an amazing find.

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  3. What a fun day! Your dress is cute, and such a great color. I haven't seen Astronaut's Wives Club, but this post reminded me of Hidden Figures, which I definitely recommend. :)

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  4. I have always wanted to go to Nasa, it looks so fun! I love your vintage dress
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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