PhilaU Students Present Fashionable Space Suits to Science Leadership Academy Students

(Left to right) Professor Clara Henry, student designers Julia McElroy, Gabriela Canosa and Cassandra Burr, Professor Joyce Reber and Luke Van Meter with an ILC Dover space suit design.

PhilaU fashion design and engineering students presented their fashion-forward space suits to ninth graders from the Science Leadership Academy on Jan. 30 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

The PhilaU students and faculty were joined by representatives of ILC Dover, the company that created the space suits worn by the Apollo astronauts, including the 12 men who walked on the moon.  ILC Dover collaborated last semester with fashion and engineering students and faculty to develop concepts to make space suits more fashionable without compromising their effectiveness.

The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and the Franklin Institute with a focus on science and technology.

Click here to read more about the collaboration and student space suit designs.

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