Dava J. Newman

Former Deputy Administrator of NASA; Professor of Aeronautics, Astronautics & Engineering Systems at MIT

Dava J. Newman Biography

Dava J. Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is most notable for assisting NASA in developing new space activity suits, namely the Bio-Suit, which provide pressure mechanically, rather than with pressurized gas, and are designed to help astronauts move around more easily. Her main area of focus is a multidisciplinary research effort combining aerospace bioengineering, human-in-the-loop dynamics and control modeling, biomechanics, human interface technology, life sciences, and systems analysis and design. In doing so, she explores the mechanics and energetic requirements of human performance across the continuum of gravity, from microgravity to lunar and Martian gravity levels.

In October 2014, she was nominated by President Barack Obama as Deputy Administrator of NASA, but the U.S. Senate returned the nomination to the President in December 2014 when the 113th Congress adjourned without having confirmed her for the position. Under Senate rules, in order for Newman to be confirmed, Obama needed to re-nominate her to the Senate of the 114th Congress, and he did so on January 8, 2015. Her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation was held March 25, 2015, and the Committee unanimously recommended approval by the full Senate. She was confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 2015. She resigned the position upon the end of the Obama administration on January 20, 2017.

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How to create a space suit | Dava Newman
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Dava J. Newman Videos

How to create a space suit | Dava Newman
Dava Newman: "Mars and Beyond: Exploring Today for Tomorrow"
Dava Newman: A better built space suit

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