After her second spaceflight, she returned to the Kennedy Space Center for a one-year assignment as the Astronaut Office representative to the Commercial Crew Program and the team responsible for selecting contractors to build the next U.S. human-rated spacecraft
FREMONT, CA: ILC Dover has hired veteran astronaut Nicole Stott as a Senior Technical Advisor for the Space Systems Division. The former NASA astronaut and founder of the Space for Art Foundation has been on two spaceflights and lived and worked for 104 days in space, on both the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle. She was the 10th woman to perform a spacewalk, was the first person to fly the robotic arm to capture the free-flying H-II Transfer Vehicle and was a member of the crew of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-133.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the ILC Dover team,” said Nicole. “During my time as an astronaut, I enjoyed the opportunity to perform a spacewalk in an ILC Dover EVA spacesuit and to evaluate various ILC Dover designed and manufactured advanced EVA spacesuits, and since 2015 I have worked closely with them and am very thankful for their support of several Space for Art Foundation projects. Joining their team as a consultant feels like a natural next step, and I'm excited to see what the ILC Dover engineering leadership and expertise makes possible in space for the future."
Nicole worked as a NASA engineer for ten years at the Kennedy Space Center and as a manager for the Space Shuttle Program, before the astronaut selection in 2000. After her second spaceflight, she returned to the Kennedy Space Center for a one-year assignment as the Astronaut Office representative to the Commercial Crew Program and the team responsible for selecting contractors to build the next U.S. human-rated spacecraft. Nicole recently served as Chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office in the Astronaut Office/Flight Operations Directorate at the Johnson Space Center.
“I am very excited to welcome Nicole to ILC Dover,” said Patricia Stoll, ILC Dover’s Vice President of Space Systems. “Her vast experience will strengthen our Space Systems team and ensure that ILC Dover continues to provide the best solutions to make human and commercial spaceflight achievable and successful.” Nicole has received degrees from both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Central Florida before joining NASA. She retired from NASA in 2015.
Founded in 1947, ILC Dover has been striving to develop solutions to solve its customers’ complex problems applying its best talent and highest-quality materials. The company's 700 plus members serve customers globally across six facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.
“We partner with different companies in diverse areas of the space technology to develop several parts of the spacesuits and space habitats,” said Dan Klopp, director of Product Marketing at ILC Dover.
The company has been featured as one of the Top 10 Space Tech Solution Providers by Aerospace and Defense Review magazine for the year 2020.