News & Events
April 23, 2014
AeroAstro presents Open House! Wednesday, April 23 (Mass. school vacation week)This year marks the 100th anniversary of MIT’s first aeronautics course, which was also the first university aeronautical class in the country. In recognition of this, on April 23 during school vacation week we’re holding a rare event: an Aeronautics and Astronautics Department Open House. There will be lots of activities, open labs, displays, etc - perfect for families during that vacation week. Just a few of the activities:
March 14, 2014
AeroAstro Professor Dave Miller named NASA's new Chief Technologist.
March 7, 2014
Prof/astronaut Hoffman and team propose space-based refueling depots
March 7, 2014
AeroAstro Prof. Julie Shah details new human-robot interaction in manufacturing
March 4, 2014
MIT's participation in the guidance, navigation and control of Apollo Some Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Moon
January 17, 2014
Cape Cod drone test site will be boon to MIT researchers
January 8, 2014
Beaverworks offers undergrads an unusual challenge: designing drones for the military
December 17, 2013
MIT students key in Mars lander plan
December 4, 2013
Rescuing Hubble: 20 years laterThe Hubble Space Telescope took longer from start to launch and cost more than any previous NASA spacecraft. Deployed in April 1990, its mission was to explore and answer some of astronomy’s most intriguing questions including those of the origin and evolution of the universe. Yet within weeks of attaining orbit a stunning realization emerged: a manufacturing defect in the main mirror resulted in images of such poor quality the massive project was in danger of utter failure.
November 15, 2013
On 11/13, Hubble Space Telescope rescue astronauts and engineers met at MIT to discuss the famed 1993 repair mission.