Aeronautical and astronautical engineering
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
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 29, 2009The planetary scientist explores the implications of the recent discovery of water on the lunar surface.