This week in the Lobby, we speak with an astronaut and electrical engineer about the importance of designing next-generation spacecraft with humans in mind.
This week in Moore's Lobby, our guest is Matthew Dominick—EE, Navy test pilot, and astronaut for NASA.
You'll hear Matthew and Dave hit on a slew of topics. What's the ultimate "double E airplane"? Why is touchscreen vs. button interface design so incredibly important in the cockpit of a fighter jet? What is WOM and why do we rely on it so much for education? And why does Matthew describe part of his job as being a "translator"?
This episode delves into the complexities of moving towards RF-enabled devices, Matthew's "weird hobby" of writing software, the role of augmented reality in the coolest of wearables (i.e., fighter pilot helmets), and the challenges facing engineers designing technologies meant to function on the surface of the moon.
Also, toasters. (No, really. There's a surprising amount of talk about toasters.)
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About Matthew Dominick
Matthew Dominick attained his Bachelor in Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of San Diego and his Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and has completed two years of Astronaut Candidate training. He has over 1,600 flight hours across 28 aircraft models, including the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
You can read more about Matthew on his webpage at NASA.
Navy Test Pilot, NASA Astronaut