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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.

William Widnall: Apollo guidance, navigation, and control

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

(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.

MIT 150 Anniversary Greetings from the Space Station

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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.

The People of AeroAstro: Professor David Miller

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Meet AeroAstro Professor Dave Miller, former head of the Space Systems Lab and current NASA chief technologist.

The People of AeroAstro: Aaron Okello

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Meet AeroAstro junior Aaron Okello and learn about being a student in the AeroAstro Department and his work as an undergraduate researcher in the Man Vehicle Lab.

Where we can go

Thursday, March 5, 2015

MIT AeroAstro's history, people, and grand challenges.

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