Aeronautical and astronautical engineering
3 Questions: Jeffrey Hoffman on the Space Shuttle at 30
April 11, 2011Anniversary of the first shuttle flight comes just as it nears retirement, but the vehicle has changed space travel dramatically.
Alum-astronaut Robert Satcher: ‘We need to get everybody on board’
February 24, 2011Delivers keynote address at the annual Laureates and Leaders induction ceremony
Three MIT engineers named to the National Academy of Engineering
February 8, 2011Several alumni also elected among 68 new members announced today
Ian A. Waitz named dean of MIT's School of Engineering
February 1, 2011Sixteenth dean succeeds Subra Suresh
Crawley wins National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize
January 4, 2011$500,000 award recognizes his profound contributions to worldwide engineering education.
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.