That’s not a typo in the headline but it does confirm to me that I am in the right business. I just wish I had my hands in the deals.
The first was Michael Jackson’s flashy glove he wore during his performance at the 1983 Motown 25 (shown). It sold for $420,000 to a buyer in Hong Kong, China. I sure wish I thought of putting rhinestone sequins on a store bought glove.
The other was a NASA award of $250,000 for developing a more flexible space glove for use by astronauts. This is the second year in a row that Peter Homer in Maine won. I made a post here last year about his first space glove achievement.
Several years ago I helped a NASA prime contractor develop glove liners but I think I might be better off hooking up with Mr. Homer. Maybe I’ll even get luckier for the bigger prize and have a new stage performer find me. The bottom line is that I think NASA got a deal looking at the numbers and the gloves.
This is an interesting item for you high-tech Glovers out there like me.
High Fives go to Peter Homer, a Maine Engineer, who developed the new astronaut glove and he had no previous experience in glove R&D or manufacturing. He just may get my Glove Guru Award this year.
Following the money – NASA will be sponsoring another contest next year and raising the stakes. I guess I better buy a new lab notebook.