We are NASA spacesuit engineers celebrating 50 years of spacewalking. Ask us anything!
Our names are Ben Peters, Ian Meginnis and Grier Wilt and we are working on NASA’s next generation spacesuit development.
Fifty years ago today, Ed White conducted the first-ever U.S. spacewalk during the Gemini IV mission. This was the first step in a capability which one day accomplished things like servicing the Hubble Space Telescope and building the International Space Station. Now, we are working on new spacesuit technology to get us further into space – to an asteroid or Mars.
Follow #SuitUp on social media to see NASA spacewalking memories of the past and what is to come in the future. Check out this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z62z64-AyH0 – and website – www.nasa.gov/suitup for more.
Oh and ask us anything!