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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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
(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.
Alumni astronauts Mike Fincke, Cady Coleman, and Greg Chamitoff send greetings to MIT from the International Space Station in this video, downlinked from the ISS in May 2011.
Meet AeroAstro Professor Dave Miller, former head of the Space Systems Lab and current NASA chief technologist.
Meet AeroAstro undergraduate Aaron Okello and learn about being a student in the AeroAstro Department and his work as an student researcher in the Man Vehicle Lab.
MIT AeroAstro's history, people, and grand challenges.