April 9, 1959: AMERICA'S FIRST ASTRONAUTS INTRODUCED - NASA introduces seven astronauts to take part in Project Mercury, America’s first manned space program which ran from 1958 to 1963. The astronauts became popular among the masses as the "Mercury 7."
Image 40. This image is the first pin I found that inspired my costume idea. The green irredescance has an eretheral feel to it, and the metallic element picks up really well against the black background. I ended up sourcing a dress for my model that is the same shade of green, and used similar green shades in the colour palette for my makeup.