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AeroAstro enews is the Department’s electronic newsletter, emailed regularly to all of our faculty, students, and staff. Issues include information about recent awards and recognitions, research news, upcoming events and activities, announcements from AeroAstro clubs and organizations, and other news. Contributions are welcome; send to

Latest issues

December 2011: Newsbriefs, Colmer named first commercial astronaut, Does Santa use reindeer for propulsion or navigation?, New AeroAstro Grad Association Officers elected, Santa visits Unified, Draper space letter on displa.

October 2011: Newsbriefs; Hileman named FAA environmental science chief; Pepi, Kelley join staff; Agte, Steiner, Pyrglotis, Modisette defend theses; Rocket Team tries for 100,000'; Design-Build-Fly, RC clubs seek members.

Summer 2011: Darmofal to direct ACDL; Oman honored, students attend IAA symposium; New docs delivered; Newsnotes, AeroAstro awards; ISS pix from Soyuz show docked Shuttle.

May 2011: Cummings, Roy promoted; Awards convocation honors AAers; Team is #1 in Clean Energy Competition; Latest thesis defenses; Class of '11 presents awards; AA profs teaching summer professional ed programs; Tech Communications competition highlights research; Seen around AeroAstro; Newsnotes

March 2011: USN&WR: AA ties for 1st, Odoni elected to NAE, Modiano promoted to full professor, T. Temple defends thesis, Newsbriefs, welcome to Barabino and Alexander, photo section, JetJoe competition winners.

January 2011: Newsbriefs, AA undergrads intern at Kennedy, alum Amy Brzezinski is ISS controller, alum David Tarr gets Naval aviator wings, Unified Water Rocket Competition lofts bagels, Comings and goings, Kresa talk posted, MIT acronym website now a wiki.

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