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Black Lives Matter

A core value of our department is a commitment to diversity, which connotes an awareness and acceptance of the value and strength derived from engaging the richness of multiple cultures including race, disabilities, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and skin color, among other attributes.
During a 2004 spacewalk (left), Michael Fincke wore a Russian Orlan spacesuit with Earth in the distance. Fincke has logged just under 382 days in space, placing him second among American astronauts for the most time in space. Credits: Images courtesy of NASA Johnson Space Center.

Astronaut Michael Fincke ’89 offers students out-of-this-world advice

In a virtual event, hosted jointly by the MIT-Russia Program — part of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) — and AeroAstro on April 20, Astronaut Michael Fincke ’89 discussed his time as a student on campus, his experiences in both Russian and American space missions, and his advice for students interested in pursuing a similar career.
AeroAstro alum Paul Eremenko ’01

“We Can’t Wait”: Aerospace Entrepreneur Gives Hydrogen-Powered Air Travel a Jump Start

AeroAstro alum Paul Eremenko ’01 was featured in a profile on the Slice of MIT blog, where he discussed his path to MIT and his current role as a co-founder and the CEO of Universal Hydrogen Co., a Los Angeles–based startup developing hydrogen storage, transport, and distribution solutions and hydrogen power trains for commercial aircraft.