CAMBRIDGE, MA – Beginning Wednesday, October 22nd, MIT will host a three-day symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of its Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the oldest university aerospace program in the country. The event, which will take place at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, will bring together AeroAstro alumni and leaders from across the aerospace and aviation industries, including nine Apollo Project astronauts.
The celebration will open with a unique panel discussion featuring nine astronauts who participated in NASA’s Apollo program, including Buzz Aldrin, ScD ’63 and Michael Collins of Apollo 11, which will be moderated by MIT professors Jeff Hoffman and Laurence Young.
The following day will feature a full day of panels, including The Future of Air Transportation with leaders from Pratt & Whitney, Orbitz and Boeing, and Spotlight on Science with MIT Vice President for Research and GRAIL principal investigator, Maria Zuber. Other topics include autonomous aerospace systems, small satellites, and the future of aerospace engineering education.
The symposium will conclude on Friday with a Q&A with MIT alumni who have worked as shuttle and international space station astronauts, followed by a one-on-one discussion with Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of SpaceX and Tesla.
RSVP is required to attend any or all days of the symposium. Please contact email@example.com. A full schedule of events is available here: http://aeroastro.mit.edu/aeroastro100/centennial-symposium/centennial-symposium-agenda
WHAT: MIT AeroAstro at 100
WHO: Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut, Gemini 12 and Apollo 11
Elon Musk, CEO Tesla and SpaceX
Michael Collins, Astronaut, Gemini 10 and Apollo 11
WHEN: Wednesday, October 22nd
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Apollo Project Panel
Thursday, October 23rd
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, October 24th
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
MIT Alumni panel
Elon Musk (12:30 pm)
WHERE: Kresge Auditorium
32 Amherst Street