Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dava Newman

"We need to design some pretty revolutionary spacesuits if we're really going to realize human exploration of other [planetary] bodies.” – Dava Newman in the Christian Science Monitor, 2005.
“BioSuit,” a form-fitting next generation spacesuit prototype by MIT aeronautics and astronautics professor Dava Newman (modeling it below) is on view in the exhibit “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 7 to Sept. 1, 2008.

Reports on Newman’s “BioSuit” in the Christian Science Monitor in 2005, in USA Today in 2007, in Time in 2007, and in MIT reports from 2005 (I think) and 2007 (with video of Newman).

Pictured at top is “BioSuit” on view in the “Aerodynamic Body” portion of the Met’s exhibition (courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Anna Marie Kellen). Pictured below is a photo (by Donna Coveney for MIT News) of Newman modeling the suit.


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