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  • Alumnus Terry Hill: Creator of the master spacesuit

    Alumnus Terry Hill: Creator of the master spacesuit

    By Tara Haelle
    Tara Haelle
    Published: May 12, 2010

    Even astronauts are looking to lessen the load in their carry-on luggage these days, and University of Texas at Austin aerospace engineering alumnus Terry Hill is helping them pack a little lighter. As engineering project manager for the Constellation Space Suit System at NASA, Hill is head of the team designing a new versatile spacesuit that can adapt to whatever function is necessary.

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      Will said on Jan. 29, 2011 at 11:11 p.m.
      NASA needs more funding, since space is underrated in our evolution as a country and a species.... oh and by the way, what is more symbolic of American innovation than the space suite. Great work by these guys
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      Ryan Sovelius said on Aug. 7, 2010 at 2:21 p.m.
      I agree with what Bill has said. Always good to see UT Alum kicking butt in this sector, amongst many others. Also agree with kathy that it is a shame that this exploration will no longer be funded. Do not get me wrong I have a lot of faith in the private sector, but I still think that NASA has a huge role, at least until the private side can educate the population enough on the benefits of Space and its related study and thus obtain some related funding