Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rose Church, Flight Nurse to Mercury and Gemini Astronauts, Will Be NASA Guest for Last Space Shuttle Launch Next Week

The St. Louis aerospace community is proud to announce that Rose Church, "Flight Nurse to the Astronauts" during the Mercury and Gemini space programs, and space program advocate, has been invited by NASA to be their special guest for the final Space Shuttle launch scheduled for July 8.  Below are some recent photos of Rose Church at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, where much of her memorabilia is displayed, and some video clips of her reflections on the space program from the early 1960s into the future.  The Aero Experience wishes to thank her for her lifetime of service and her generosity to the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum.

Rose Church Explains The Workings of a Mercury Space Suit

Rose Church Meets with Visitors at the Greater St. Louis Air Space Museum

Examples of Astronaut Food From the Mercury and Gemini Missions

Rose Church Shows Memorabilia From the Mercury and Gemini Programs

"Jack" refers to Jack Abercrombie, Curator of the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum

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