37 minutes | Nov 10, 2020

86 – Equitable Design (feat. Kavya Manyapu)

As more and more human spaceflight vehicles enter service, and more and more people have access to spaceflight, the need to design vehicles to accommodate different kinds of passengers becomes more and more important. Kavya Manyapu, a spacesuit engineer on Boeing’s Starliner program, joins Jake to talk about equitable design, and the challenges and payoffs of pursuing it. We talk spacesuits and equitable design Boeing Suit unveiling Follow Kavya and Boeing’s Starliner Kavya’s Wikipedia Profile on Kavya in Rocket Women Kavya’s appearance on Space4U Podcast Boeing Starliner Site Boeing Future U Follow Jake & WeMartians Website (www.wemartians.com) Patreon (www.patreon.com/wemartians) WeMartians Shop (shop.wemartians.com) Mailing List (https://wemartians.com/signup) Twitter (@we_martians)  Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit) Off-Nominal Podcast Origins: Jim Bridenstine Most Recent Episode: 35 – The Two Mile of the Space Industry featuring Caleb Henry Support WeMartians on Patreon Now Available – Season 4 Mission Patches Our season 4 mission patches are finally here! Celebrate our 4th season of podcasts with this awesome patch by artist Beth Kerner. We talk all about the design and its elements in our announcement blog post. You can get the new patch for $17USD with free shipping. Plus, if you missed last year’s patch, you can get both together for just $25USD while supplies last. Both patches are limited print runs so pick it up today and support not only WeMartians but a great independent space artist, too! Get your Mission Patch now!
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