News & Events
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.
October 23, 2013
Paulo Lozano designing tiny engines for tiny spacecraft.Paulo Lozano is designing tiny ion thrusters for the next generation of satellites
October 21, 2013
RESCUING HUBBLE symposium set for Nov 13.
October 16, 2013
AeroAstro to co-lead aviation environment center. (Shutterstock image)The Federal Aviation Administration has named MIT to co-lead its new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for the Environment and Alternate Jet Fuels.
October 2, 2013
AeroAstro computational doctorate announced
September 29, 2013
AeroAstro students conducting their research on NASA reduced gravity aircraft
September 17, 2013
MIT study: high-energy electrons in space may cause satellite failure