Lex Fridman with Dava Newman on Space Exploration, Space Suits and Life on Mars

Lex Fridman had a great conversation with Dr. Dava Newman,  a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT and affiliate faculty in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, on Space Exploration, Space Suits, and Life on Mars.

Source: Lex Fridman

Who is Dava Newman?

Dava is the Apollo Professor of Astronautics and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. She previously served as Deputy Administrator of NASA under the Obama administration, from May 2015 until January 2017. 

Dava’s research has included space flight experiments, ground-based simulations, and mathematical modeling. Some of her recent projects have focused on spacesuit design, dynamics, and control of astronaut motion, mission analysis and engineering systems design, and policy analysis. Dava is perhaps best known for her work on the “Bio-Suit,” a space activity suit that provides pressure by tension in the suit’s textile weave instead of with pressurized gas, resulting in greater comfort and ease of movement for astronauts wearing the suit. She has published extensively and holds a Ph.D. in aerospace biomedical engineering from MIT, M.S. degrees in aerospace engineering and technology and policy from MIT, and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Earth & Space Keynote 2019 – Dr. Dava Newman

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