We had our 1st Mentor for a Day on Friday (9/21/12). Zeb Scoville from NASA’s Extravehicular Activity team came to St. Agnes to talk about the history of Spacesuits and to show us all about the engineering challenges that have to be solved to survive a space walk. He also brought in a demonstration space suit and several of the pieces that make up the suit for us to get hands on experience with the end products.
His main talk can be viewed below.
Zeb also gave an excellent explanation of the Sep 5th spacewalk that required the Astronauts to improvise tools to fix a broken bolt on the Space Station. Video of that portion of the talk can be viewed here.
Photos of the Event can be found at this link.
It was a great experience for the team to get to learn from Zeb. We have several more Mentor for a Day sessions planned with engineers from the community and hopefully the rest of them will go as well.
“To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in the trying we do not give it our best effort.” – Foundations of Mission Operations