Victoria Margiott

Victoria Margiott is the lead Systems Engineer for Hamilton Sundstrand’s Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), NASA’s spacesuit used on shuttle missions and on the International Space Station. Ms. Margiott’s responsibilities include management of staff to ensure adherence to customer requirements, validation and verification. Under her guidance, the team has modified the original ‘70s space suit design to support 25 space walks over a six-year deployment—a four-fold increase over the EMU’s early capabilities. During her 20 years with the company, she has also provided technical support for spacesuit failure troubleshooting, analysis and resolution; real-time support of spacewalks from both the Windsor Locks facility and Houston’s Mission Evaluation Room; and new hardware development, including the IRC02 transducer and the enhanced caution and warning system. She has received the coveted Silver Snoopy award and the NASA Manned Spaceflight Award for overall achievement and technical acumen. Earlier in her career, Ms. Margiott worked with the Treadwell Corporation and International Fuel Cells (now UTC Power). She is committed to encouraging young women to pursue careers in science and engineering, volunteers for the UConn Multiply Your Options one-day workshop for middle schools girls, and supports community outreach through numerous space suit demonstrations such as “Women Take Flight.”

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