Lindsay T. Aitchison is Deputy Project Manager for the Advanced Space Suit Project.
She began the cooperative education (co-op) program at Johnson Space Center in August 2002, working in four different areas: International Space Station Thermal Systems Flight Control group during STS-112 and STS-113 missions; Space Shuttle Guidance, Navigation, & Control group where she helped develop abort site selection software; Advanced Portable Life Support System (PLSS) group where she modeled PLSS controls work envelope for the MK-III advanced space suit and developed a sizing tool for PLSS oxygen tanks; and Advanced Space Suits group where she developed mock-ups for evaluation during the Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS) field tests and conducted tests to investigate the feasibility and optimization of minimum volume air-lock and suit-port concepts.
She began working full-time with NASA in May 2006. From 2006-2009, Lindsay served as project engineer and Lunar Configuration Lead for the Constellation Space Suit Pressure Garment Subsystem. Following her role in Constellation, Lindsay served as the space suit assembly (SSA) lead for the Shuttle EMU Engineering Subsystem Manager team.
In 2012, Lindsay returned to the development side of space suits as the High Performance EVA Glove Development Lead, where her efforts focused on the design, build, and test of new technologies for space suit glove applications. Lindsay was promoted to her current position as the Deputy Project Manager for the Advanced Space Suit Project in March 2013 and continues to work with her team to develop space suit components that will enable human exploration of asteroids, the Moon, and Mars.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and MS in Human Factors Engineering 2011 from Wright State University with emphasis on human-in-the-loop testing.