Aeronautical and astronautical engineering
Building a list of Earth candidates
December 14, 2010MIT researchers increase their odds of detecting an Earthlike planet by working on a combination of satellite missions.
3 Questions: John Hansman on the Qantas A380 engine blowout
November 12, 2010MIT aviation expert discusses why the engine failure could have resulted in a more serious outcome.
Aerospace engineer Joseph Gavin ‘41, SM ‘42 dies at 90
November 5, 2010Former president of Grumman Aircraft led Lunar Module development for NASA, aided in the rescue of Apollo 13
MIT-led team’s eco-aircraft receives Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award
September 28, 2010Unique plane offers significant reduction in emissions, noise and fuel use.
Scientist-astronaut and former MIT professor William B. Lenoir dies at 71
September 3, 2010An MIT junior faculty member in the 1960s, he later flew on the space shuttle and became a NASA associate administrator.
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 21, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
Sheila Widnall named to Toyota North American Quality Advisory Panel
April 29, 2010Institute Professor will advise Japanese carmaker as it seeks to address quality and safety issues.
In Profile: Missy Cummings
April 4, 2010Former U.S. Naval fighter pilot aims to improve how humans and computers interact.
Professor Emeritus Norman D. Ham, helicopter rotor design expert, dies at age 80
February 19, 2010
Awards and Honors: February 5, 2010
February 5, 2010Faculty awarded early career grants; win investment research prize
3 Questions: David Mindell on Obama’s NASA proposal
February 5, 2010MIT space researcher predicts that if adopted, Obama’s proposed budget and policy will lead to more joint human-robotic space exploration