For more than a century, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics faculty, students, and staff have been enthralled with the challenges of flight. They have made major contributions to the development of aerospace in the fields of transportation, communications, exploration and national security as well as developed innovative educational programs. Over the years, numerous leaders—pioneering entrepreneurs and explorers as well as gifted men and women in industry, government and academia—have found key sources of inspiration and innovation and learned crucial skills at MIT.

- Brief history of MIT aerospace engineering

- AeroAstro historical timeline