|NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava
Newman, KB1HIK. (NASA Photo by
According to NASA, Newman earned her Ph.D. in aerospace biomedical engineering form MIT, along with Masters degrees in aerospace engineering and technology and policy. Until taking on her new position at NASA, Newman was the Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at MIT, where she specialized in research on advanced spacesuit design and the dynamics and control of astronaut motion. She also worked on applying that research to assistive technologies for mobility impairments here on Earth.
According to the ARRL, Newman is also an avid sailor who has circumnavigated the globe.