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Designing for Extreme Human Performace in Space

10 October 2017 11-12.30pm and 14-15.30pm

Space week envent : Talks with Gui Trotti and Dava Newman at UCD.

This talk and Q&A session is aimed at secondary school students from Transition Year to 6th year. Gui Trotti and Dava Newman will discuss pushing human limits to the extreme, drawing on their extensive experience applying architecture 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 Antarctica 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.

Dava Newman - Former Deputy Administrator of NASA, and Aeronotics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Gui Trotti - President of Trotti & Associates, Inc., an architectural and industrial design firm working on Space and Earth projects.  

From 11 to 12.30pm : For schools, Transition Year and up. BOOK HERE
From 14 to 15.30pm : For undergraduates and researchers. BOOK HERE

At the Moore Auditorium, Ground floor, O'Brian Centre for science, UCD.

All event are free. Booking necessary.

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