Robots go head to head, 250 miles above Earth
January 25, 2012Third annual Zero Robotics competition pits robots against each other on the International Space Station.
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From Earth to the Moon
January 6, 2012MIT-led GRAIL mission enters lunar obit
MIT professor, former astronaut Hoffman named to NSBRI Board of Directors
December 29, 2011
Hoffman honored by Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
May 26, 2011Professor of the Practice in aeronautics and astronautics receives Centennial Medal.
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.
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.
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.
Robert J. Butler, former design research engineer at MIT, dies at 89
September 17, 2010An MIT engineer for 25 years, he helped design instruments for NASA’s Voyager spacecraft.
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.