Prof. Dava Newman of MIT, designer of the BioSuit (the svelte next-generation spacesuit I blogged about recently) will be speaking in this Thursday evening (May 15) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics monthly Observatory Night (event details):
Russia, the U.S., and newcomer China all have ambitious plans for the human conquest of space. Their future destinations: the Moon, an asteroid, and eventually Mars. But 21st century exploration demands 21st century spacesuits. Come see what MIT professor Dava Newman has designed – the spacesuit of the future. Combining fashion and functionality, it provides astronauts new flexibility and range of motion. This is the end of the bulky moon look!
The event, which starts at 7:30, is open to the public. The organizers plan to open the doors a bit earlier if it’s raining.
I’m heartbroken that I can’t be there myself. Fortunately for me and others who are outside of Boston, there will be a livestream of the event (linked on the page below), and hopefully a recorded video will eventually be posted online.
UPDATE: The talk can be viewed in its entirety here.