News & Events

(From left) Mikayla Sharrieff, India Skinner, and Bria Snell won them second place in a NASA competition.
August 15, 2018

AeroAstro, MIT honor NASA student competitors for project and persistence

AeroAstro, MIT honor NASA student competitors for project and persistence
Hamsa Balakrishnan
August 2, 2018

Hamsa Balakrishnan named MIT AeroAstro Associate Head

Hamsa Balakrishnan named associate department head
Dava Newman testified before a Senate subcommittee about exploring Mars. (NASA/D. Bowman file photo)
July 25, 2018

MIT AeroAstro Professor Dava Newman testifies before Senate subcommittee about putting Americans on Mars

Dava Newman testifies about putting Americans on Mars
Rebecca Masterson is MIT AeroAstro's first female Principal Research Scientist (W. Litant/MIT photo)
July 16, 2018

Rebecca Masterson appointed AeroAstro’s first female principal research scientist

Rebecca Masterson is MIT AeroAstro's first female Principal Research Scientist
Grad student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate. (Joseph Lee photo)
June 22, 2018

Networks in aerospace

Grad student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate
In a Pentagon ceremony, MIT Air Force ROTC Cadet Nicholas James is presented the Cadet of the Year Award by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson.
June 21, 2018

Nicholas James ’17 named USAF Cadet of the Year

Aeroastro student cited for military, academic achievement and service
MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Professor Daniel Hastings.
June 20, 2018

Hastings named AeroAstro Dept. head

Dan Hastings named AeroAstro head, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Racing student-programmed mini autonomous racecars
June 14, 2018

Running the course - autonomous mini racecars

Programming and racing mini-racecars!
Robotic glider
May 22, 2018

Albatross Robot Takes Flight

Robot glider rides wind like a bird, surfs like a sailboat
Drone
May 17, 2018

A virtual-reality testing ground for drones

Drones navigate an empty room, avoiding crashes while “seeing” a virtual world

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