An evening with Dr. Dava Newman and Jeffrey Hoffman

    Tue, Feb 5, 2013

    Times: Meet and Greet - 5:30 p.m.; Presentation - 6:30 p.m.

    Venue: American Textile History Museum

    491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854

    Contact:

    Maura Ryan

    mryan@athm.org

    (978) 441 0400

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    Dr. Dava Newman, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT, and Jeffrey Hoffman, former NASA Astronaut and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT will bring the prototype of a new kind of spacesuit they are developing: the BioSuit. In 2007, Dr. Newman was named an "Innovator of the Year" by Time magazine for the BioSuit, which is designed to enhance astronauts' locomotion and life support when spacewalking. There will be a meet and greet beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Community Grant Program, funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of this public program.

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