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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.

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.

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