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Symposium: Earth, Air, Ocean and Space: The Future of Exploration
April 26, 2011
Whether earth, air, ocean or space, MIT has played an outsized role in exploring these domains and using that knowledge to achieve important discoveries in science and technology. This symposium will look back at exceptional achievements of the past and look ahead at what we might be exploring — and how — in 2050.
Great inventors and explorers such as MIT’s own Doolittle, Draper and Edgerton contributed breakthrough technologies and instrumentation along with personal exploration and piloting feats. These inventors, engineers, scientists and artists literally put us on the moon and let us "see the unseen."
The two-day symposium, April 26-27, will feature talks by explorers, visionaries and futurists, a student showcase of exploration ideas for the future, and an exhibit called “Where Engineering Meets Art.”
For more information, visit the event website at http://mit150.mit.edu/symposia/exploration