Manuscript Vertical Files

Collection Number: MVF 18-06

Accession Number: 0506-180

Item(s): Order of service from "Outer Space Sunday" at First Presbyterian Church, Oct. 18, 1998; photo of the framed material dedicated on "Outer Space Sunday;" and a photo of the needlework that went into space.

Producer: First Presbyterian Church        

Donor: Evelyn Clifton

Date Received: June 2006 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives,
Irving Public Library.


     The file contains a program and two photos related to the dedication of the “Triple Cross” needlework created by Thelma Coleman, which Jim Pawelczyk took with him on Space Shuttle Flight STS-90. Dr. Pawelczyk was a member of the congregation for a time and agreed to take the small piece of needlework with him on the space flight. The congregation then framed photos and information on the flight and the material that was taken into space and had a dedication ceremony when they hung the frame in the church building on October 18, 1998.


The framed material has also been donated to the Irving Archives
(see accession 0506-207).