Astronaut Dr. Schmitt Visits Glenn
Dr. Harrison Schmitt, an astronaut on Apollo 17 and the last man to set foot on the moon, visited NASA's Glenn Research Center on October 27, 2009. After delivering a speech to Glenn employees, Dr. Schmitt toured some of the Glenn facilities, including the Low Impact Docking System (LIDS) Seal Lab in Building 63. In this lab, Dr. Schmitt met Dr. Bruce M. Steinetz, Senior Technologist and Seal Team Leader. They discussed the new LIDS that NASA is developing that will dock Constellation spacecraft to one another and to the International Space Station. Glenn is procuring, developing and testing the seal technology for LIDS.
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