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MIT AeroAstro's women pioneers

Monday, September 12, 2016

MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics women pioneers, from 1932 to today.

"NASA's Journey to Mars and Beyond" - Dr. Dava Newman

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NASA deputy director and MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Professor Dr. Dava Newman speaks at MIT about NASA's plans and timetable for Mars exploration. Presented at the MIT AeroAstro/Stanford U. Women in Aerospace Symposium,, May 26, 2016

Apollo 13's Capt Jim Lovell AeroAstro talk, April 27, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics special presentation: Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell visits MIT April 27, 2016 to talk about the mission's "successful failure."


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Meet the MIT student engineers who are assisting NASA with asteroid exploration. These student engineers in our Space Systems Laboratory have built an instrument called REXIS, which will fly on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that is scheduled to launch later in 2016.

Controlling self-driving cars

Monday, October 5, 2015

IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015 First Place winner from MIT AeroAstro's Aerospace Controls Lab, this is an introduction to controlling self-driving cars, specifically using PID-control.

MIT AeroAstro Capstone

Monday, September 28, 2015

In MIT AeroAstro's Capstone Class, students take the skills and knowledge they've learned as undergraduates and integrate them.

Meet Dava Newman

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Professor Dava Newman has been confirmed as NASA's Deputy Administrator. Soon to be on leave from the AeroAstro Department to assume her new position, she currently directs our Man Vehicle Lab. In this video, she shows us some of her work in the MVL.

Apollo 11's Michael Collins visits MIT/AeroAstro April 1, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apollo 11 Command Module pilot Michael Collins visits MIT/AeroAstro April 1, 2015. He's interviewed by Prof. David Mindell, and he takes questions from the audience.

STS-61 (Hubble repair) Mission Highlights

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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.

Raymond Blisplinghoff on 1979 Chicago DC10 crash

Monday, March 16, 2015

(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.