Far out! EngSci alumna helps astronauts do research on the space station

Jan. 2, 2017

Kristen Facciol (0T9 Aerospace) at the Canadian Space Agency. Photo courtesy of Kristin Facciol.

Kristen Facciol (0T9 Aerospace) works as an Aerospace Engineer at the Canadian Space Agency. Photo courtesy of Kristin Facciol.

 

What does it take to go from EngSci to helping astronauts stay in tip-top shape on the International Space Station (ISS)?  EngSci grad Kristen Facciol (0T9 Aerospace) knows.  She puts her engineering skills to work every day as an Aerospace Engineer at the Canadian Space Agency.  Her latest project is Astroskin, a shirt embedded with advanced sensors that astronauts will wear on the ISS to continuously monitor their physiology.  The data collected will help researchers better understand the effects of prolonged space travel on the human body.

Facciol recently sat down for an interview with Forbes to explain her work and how her training in EngSci helped her to get there.