On her Web site, Bibby recounts the Aurora 7 design. "I was an avid sports car enthusiast... having had a couple of MG-As, a TR-3, and one of the first Corvettes. I used to go to sports car races throughout the south, when time permitted. I would go to the sports car races at Sebring, Fla., and work on the timing crew. A friend of mine was the head timer for the Sebring races and he also worked for Pittsburgh Paint (I think it was Pittsburgh... been so long ago). Anyway, this friend asked about the paint I had used on John Glenn's flight and the paint test just sort of grew from there. I suggested a test on Scotty's flight. I obtained paint from my friend's company and someone got paint from the other two companies. I divided up the letters in Aurora... used one kind of paint on AU, another on RO and the third on RA."