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Jungle Hawk Owl first flight, May 5, 2017. The long-endurance communications relay platform aircraft is designed for five-days unrefuled flight. Designed and built by AeroAstro students, commissioned by Lincoln Lab and the US Air Force. David Sherwood video.
Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins visits MIT AeroAstro for an interview and Q&A with students on May 9, 2017.
Apollo 15 command module pilot Al Worden and Egyptian-American space scientist Farouk El Baz, who helped NASA plan Apollo's Moon exploration, share stories of the 1971 adventure with the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. Recorded April 27, 2017
MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics women pioneers, from 1932 to today.
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
MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics special presentation: Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell visits MIT April 27, 2016 to talk about the mission's "successful failure."
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.
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.
In MIT AeroAstro's Capstone Class, students take the skills and knowledge they've learned as undergraduates and integrate them.
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 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 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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
Trajectory generation and control for a variable pitch quadrotor helicopter developed at MIT AeroAstro's Aerospace Controls Lab.
Spotlight on Autonomous Systems: Mark Caylor, President of Enterprise Shared Services, Northrop Grumman.
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.
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