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LIVE FROM MARS: lfm
Deputy Uplink Systems Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
nine years old.
One thing Bruce and I like to do is to make and wear costumes. We make historical
costumes, which we wear to dances, about one per month, and to things like renaissance
faires. (Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may know of Civil War
groups, Revolutionary War groups or medieval groups that do these sorts of things.) We
also make science fiction costumes, which we wear to science fiction conventions,
sometimes on stage, sometimes just to walk around in. The historical costumes require a
lot of research because we like to make them as close as possible to what people actually
wore hundreds of years ago. The science fiction costumes require a lot of imagination and
creativity. How would you make a dress for a wedding in zero G? What would a warrior from
a planet with gravity three times ours look like and wear? I'm always learning (or inventing!)
new techniques in sewing or hat making or shoe making or make-up. It's really a lot of
fun. I hope one day to be a mission specialist on a shuttle mission. And I still take
ballet and I still read science fiction...
costumes we did for a competition at a science fiction convention. I am the "nice
lady" in white. We won awards for both presentation and workmanship.
is a replica of one worn on the tv show "Deep Space Nine" by Major Kira Nerise's
evil twin, the Intendant.