Aeronautical and astronautical engineering
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
Mass High Tech names Newman among "Women to Watch"
January 22, 2010
Professor Young gives Portuguese students a glimpse into future Mars missions
January 15, 2010MIT Professor and former astronaut Laurence R. Young recently traveled to Lisbon to describe possible future Mars missions to an overflow crowd at a Lisbon high school, on behalf of an MIT Portugal Program outreach project.
Team predicts satellite could locate hundreds of Earth-sized planets
January 12, 2010Researchers say proposed satellite could represent astronomy’s ‘next big leap’ — one that may help find signs of life elsewhere in the universe.
John Holdren keynote at AeroAstro Giant Leaps
January 12, 2010The next 'Giant Leaps' in energy, environment and air transportation
Reporter’s Notebook: Where do we go from here?
December 16, 2009At MIT forum, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine and other aerospace experts discuss the future of human spaceflight.
Flight of fancy
December 3, 2009Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.
Of Note: Astronaut Mike Massimino speaks at MIT on Wednesday, Oct. 28
October 25, 2009
Widnall receives NAE Bueche Award
October 5, 2009The National Academy of Engineering presents MIT Institute Professor and Professor of Aeronautics Sheila E. Windall (‘60, MS ’61, PhD ’64) its Arthur M. Bueche Award for expanding engineering opportunities for women and minorities.
Testing a satellite's potential
October 1, 2009Thirty-three MIT students who have been developing a satellite in the Space Systems Product Development course are using MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Environmental Test Laboratory to evaluate their design.
3 questions: Ben Weiss discusses what a wet moon might mean
September 30, 2009The planetary scientist explores the implications of the recent discovery of water on the lunar surface.
Echoes of the birth of the universe
August 20, 2009Results of cosmic analysis set new limits on gravitational waves that could have come from the Big Bang, and begin to constrain current theories about universe formation
MIT 4th overall among U.S. universities, U.S. News says
August 20, 2009Engineering again ranked best in class
Taking space in stride
August 13, 2009New analysis could lead to better lunar, Mars spacesuits
Researchers make carbon nanotubes without metal catalyst
August 10, 2009Oxides, as well as metals, seem to be able to sprout carbon nanotubes, study finds
Landing Apollo via Cambridge
July 17, 2009
Recalling the 'Giant Leap'
July 17, 2009
Recalling the day of the 'Giant Leap'
July 17, 2009