Black Lives Matter

Changing systemic racism in a meaningful way will require all of us — individually and collectively — to continue having discussions about race and actively seeking opportunities for anti-racist education and self-reflection. As members of the MIT community, we tackle tough questions every day; now we must turn inward, ask them of ourselves, and take action.

Read AeroAstro's statement on race and diversity.
To catch an interstellar visitor, use a solar-powered space slingshot

To catch an interstellar visitor, use a solar-powered space slingshot

Assistant Professor Richard Linares envisions a constellation of "statites" that communicate and work together, only activating the statite in the optimum position to fly by or rendezvous with an interstellar object successfully. Other statites in the constellation can continue to wait for the next ISO to appear. His proposal was selected for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program.