NASA NEXT-GEN SPACESUIT GLOVE

I designed and built components for a next-generation NASA spacesuit glove as part of a subcontract from Final Frontier Design. The next-gen glove, called the MCP Glove, is designed to provide the safety and environmental control of a traditional spacesuit glove with a huge increase in dexterity and a huge reduction in bulk. This is managed by the glove acting as a second skin, protecting the body from the vacuum of space while flexing with it to allow the full range of motion an astronaut would have sans gloves. My role in this project was to create a transition between the traditional spacesuit and the MCP Glove. I developed the CAD, 3d printed molds, the methods for fabricating the device, and the actual physical components that were tested and verified at NASA Houston.