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Megabytes for the Masses

Monday, March 16, 2015

The 32nd MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department Lester D. Gardner Lecture, presented by Yvonne Brill (December 30, 1924 – March 27, 2013), Canadian-American rocket scientist best known for her development of rocket and jet propulsion technologies.

Future of Human Spaceflight: The Augustine Report

Monday, March 16, 2015

(Recorded December 11, 2009.) In June 2009, NASA created the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee and charged it with conducting "an independent review of ongoing U.S.

AeroAstro Centennial Seminar - General Janet Wolfenbarger

Monday, March 16, 2015

(Recorded April 16, 2014) General Wolfenbarger, an AeroAstro alumna, was the first speaker in the celebration of the AeroAstro's department 2014 celebration of 100 years of aeronautic engineering being taught at MIT.

Crash. Design. Rebuild: engineering design and rapid prototyping

Friday, March 13, 2015

During 2012 Independent Activities Period, AeroAstro undergrad students had seven days to redesign and fly radio controlled aircraft kits. The exercise developed initial competency in engineering design.

Unfied Engineering Flight Competition 2013

Friday, March 13, 2015

Students design, build and fly electrically powered aircraft and compete for the highest score in three missions: (1) fastest round-trip-time, (2) delivering a "secret" message using an audio payload integrated with their aircraft and (3) a jamming mission where a target receiver has to be satura

Robert Seamans and Neil Armstrong on the Apollo Program

Friday, March 13, 2015

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.

Some Funny Things happened on the way to the moon

Friday, March 13, 2015

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 lead the team that designed the Apollo guidance computer.

Jeff Hoffman tribute to Ron McNair

Friday, March 13, 2015

Former Shuttle astronaut Jeff Hoffman, now an MIT AeroAstro professor, offers a tribute to fellow astronaut and MIT alum Ron McNair who, along with his crew mates, in the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986. (Video courtesy Melanie Gonick/MIT News Office.)

Remembering Doc Draper

Friday, March 13, 2015

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.

2012 Brass Rat unveiling: Astronaut-alumn TJ Creamer from the ISS

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In a surprise appearance at the conclusion of the 2012 Brass Rat unveiling, MIT alumni and astronaut TJ Creamer offered his congratulations and thoughts on the Brass Rat via downlink from the International Space Station.