The Space Studies Spring 2021 Colloquium Series features several leading experts in various space-related fields. Please join us for our next remotely offered presentation in this series as outlined below. This presentation will feature Dr. Louis Carfagno, Former Air Force Life Support Systems Engineer, and Spacesuit Engineer working for United Space Alliance supporting the Space Shuttle Program.
Presentation Title: “The SR-71: Supporting the Greatest Plane in History”
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. (CST)
Location: online only – see details below.
About the speaker:
Dr. Carfagno was a Life Support Systems engineer with the Air Force, in charge of getting ready pressure suits and survival equipment for the high altitude pilots. Then he became a space suit engineer, working for United Space Alliance supporting the Space Shuttle program. Dr. Carfagno would end up preparing astronauts for 11 different Space Shuttle missions. Along with candidates in training, he estimates he suited up roughly 100 astronauts from all around the world during his 15 years in his position. He won the Silver Snoopy Award from NASA, bestowed to less than one percent of the aerospace community, for his work on STS-112, an 11-day mission to the International Space Station by the shuttle Atlantis in October 2002.
A live webcast will be available here.