Lectures

Smart Suits to Enable Astronaut Exploration of Mars

Smart Clothes Lecture Series

A lecture by Dava J. Newman, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems; Director of Technology and Policy Program; Director of MIT Portugal Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scan-Model-Innovate-Make-Explore! This talk presents advanced spacesuit concepts for human exploration of Mars as well as how these smart technologies can be used here on earth to enable enhanced locomotion.

Lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; lecture begins at 5 p.m.


The smart clothes science lecture series is part of the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute and examines the science and ethics of designing materials that improve and protect lives. A larger, one-day public symposium on the topic took place on Friday, November 15, 2013.