How do NASA space suit engineers apply human centric design?


Due to the continuing Conornavirus outbreak, we are moving our meetup online for June. We welcome anyone from around the world to join us!

Attendees will learn:

  • Amy’s presentation will discuss 4 pragmatic HCD steps that routinely are used by NASA space suit engineers designing the next Moon suit.

Amy Ross is a Space Suit Engineer at NASA, working in the Space Suit and Crew Survival Systems Branch at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. She is responsible for the vision and implementation of the vision to develop the technologies for and advanced pressure garment systems that implement the technologies necessary for humans to explore Mars. Her current Projects Include: Exploration Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) Pressure Garment Subsystem (PGS) team lead and Space Suit Pressure Garment Technology Development lead. Her current focus is design, fabrication, qualification testing, and flight hardware delivery of the xEMU PGS in 2023. She is originally from Indiana, but she went to Friendswood High School in Friendswood, TX. She graduated in 2006 from the University of North Dakota with a Masters in Space Studies. She also graduated in 1996 from Purdue University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering andfrom Purdue University with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 1994.