David Graziosi

Fellow, ILC Dover LP 

Founding Director, "Space for Art"

David Graziosi is an ILC Dover Fellow located at their Houston operation.  

He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Minor in Mathematics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has more than 26 years of experience in the development of spacesuits and spacesuit components including Shuttle EMU Enhancements, Phase VI EVA spacesuit gloves, MkIII Suit Enhancements, all versions of the I-Suit Advanced Planetary EVA suits, several recent launch and entry (LEA) spacesuits, StratEx Space Dive suit, and NASA’s Z-1 and Z-2 spacesuits.  


David holds three US patents that include spacesuit technology and inflatable wing structures. He has authored more than 20 peer reviewed technical papers on spacesuit development. David has also received the NASA Silver Snoopy Award, numerous NASA Group Achievement awards and was a 2007 NASA Space Flight Achievement Honoree and NASA Stellar Award finalist.


After a conversation with Gordan Andrews (NASA ISS Program Communications) and Ian Cion in October 2015 about Ian’s vision for a spacesuit made from the art of pediatric cancer patients, David was all in.  The subject hit close to home as it does for many as the daughter of a close friend fought and overcame her battle with cancer at just 2 years old. When he discussed the Space for Art projects with others at ILC Dover, including senior management, the company was also committed to this important cause.