ILC Dover is proud to announce that NASA astronaut and Founder of the Space for Art Foundation, Nicole Stott, has agreed to become a Senior Technical Advisor for the Space Systems Division.
As a veteran astronaut, Nicole’s experience includes two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space on both the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle. She performed one spacewalk (10th female to do so), was the first person to fly the robotic arm to capture the free flying H-II Transfer Vehicle, and she was a member of the crew of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-133.
Following her second spaceflight, Nicole returned to Kennedy Space Center (where she’d worked for ten years as a NASA engineer and manager for the Space Shuttle Program before astronaut selection in 2000), for a one-year assignment as the Astronaut Office representative to the Commercial Crew Program and the team responsible for selecting contractors to build the next U.S. human-rated spacecraft. In her most recent assignment at Johnson Space Center, Nicole served as Chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office in the Astronaut Office/Flight Operations Directorate. She retired from NASA in 2015.
Nicole received degrees from both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Central Florida before joining NASA.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the ILC Dover team,” said Nicole. “During my time as an astronaut, I enjoyed the opportunity to perform a spacewalk in an ILC Dover EVA spacesuit and to evaluate various ILC Dover designed and manufactured advanced EVA spacesuits, and since 2015 I have worked closely with them and am very thankful for their support of several Space for Art Foundation projects. Joining their team as a consultant feels like a natural next step, and I’m excited to see what the ILC Dover engineering leadership and expertise makes possible in space for the future.”
“I am very excited to welcome Nicole to ILC Dover,” said Patricia Stoll, ILC Dover’s Vice President of Space Systems. “Her vast experience will strengthen our Space Systems team and ensure that ILC Dover continues to provide the best solutions to make human and commercial spaceflight achievable and successful.”
About ILC Dover
ILC Dover was founded in 1947, with one goal: to develop innovative solutions to solve its customers’ complex problems applying its best talent and highest-quality materials. Today, ILC’s 700+ team members serve customers globally across 6 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. ILC ‘s broad solution set serves customers across diverse end markets, including pharma/biopharma, food and beverage and aerospace and defense. In space and here on Earth, ILC Dover goes above and beyond to protect people, payloads and our national security. From spacesuits and space vehicle landing airbags for NASA and commercial astronauts to heavy-lift and passenger airships and surveillance radar aerostats, we routinely overcome technical, logistical and geographical barriers to engineer advanced solutions that work in the real world.