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Space Week Event: Designing for Extreme Human Performance in Space

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14:00 – 15:30 10 Oct 2017
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Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

This talk and Q&A session is aimed at undergraduates and researchers. Gui Trotti and Dava Newman will discuss pushing human limits to the extreme, drawing on their extensive experience applying architeture and design to space applications. The talk and Q&A session will centre around exploration, education, design, architecture and science.

 

Gui Trotti is the president of Trotti & Associates, Inc., an architectural and industrial design firm working on Space and Earth projects. He focuses on designing for extreme environments, such as Antartica where he has developed the design for the new South Pole Station. He has worked for NASA on lunar bases, Mars vehicles and the International Space Station.

 

Dava Newman is a former Deputy Administrator of NASA and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dava focuses on space travel, especially to Mars. With the idea of long-duration space travel in mind, she is designing space suits to combat things like extreme bone loss. She gives a lot of focus to the mathematics involved with the development of the suit design in order to improve suit mobility and practicality.

 

Booking: Free tickets available online via eventbrite at studentextremespace.eventbrite.ie

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Organised by: School of Physics UCD

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Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland
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14:00 – 15:30 10 Oct 2017

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