(Recorded in the early 1980s) Raymond Blisplinghoff (1917-1985) chaired the FAA committee that investigated the May 1979 crash of an American Airlines DC10 at O'Hare, killing all aboard. In this video shot at MIT in the early 1980s, he discusses the accident and its relevance to aircraft maintenance and technology.
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Vintage footage of Doc Draper and remembrances by MIT colleagues Robert Seamans, Judson Baron, Walter Hollister, Shaoul Ezekiel, Warren Seamans, Larry Bucciarelli Jr., Harold Wachman.
The 20th anniversary of STS-61, the 1993 mission to save the Hubble Space Telescope. AeroAstro produced this video as an introduction to its November 13, 2013 20th mission anniversary panel discussion,
Robert Seamans Jr. was associate and deputy NASA administrator from 1960-68 where he was instrumental in development of manned spaceflight. He would later serve as MIT Dean of Engineering, Director of the Draper Lab, and a senior lecturer in MIT AeroAstro. He passed away in 2008. In this video, Dr.
An Independent Activities lecture, presented annually for many years by Professor Richard Battin (March 3, 1925 – February 8, 2014), discussing America's space program and race to the moon. Professor Battin led the team that designed the Apollo guidance computer. This lecture was recorded January 22, 2009.
STS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, and the fifth flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission launched on 2 December 1993. The mission restored the spaceborne observatory's vision, marred by spherical aberration.
(Dec 10, 2008) Dr. William Widnall speaks to AeroAstro students about heading the MIT/Draper team in the '60s that developed Apollo's guidance, navigation, and control system.