Buzz Aldrin's book, Magnificent Desolation, will be in stores June 23. Photo: Courtesy of the Aldrin Collection
Summer 2009

Magnificent Desolation

Buzz Aldrin, alumnus and former astronaut — who has written a new book to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing — reflects on his life and work.

Richard and Linda Hardy give MIT $800,000 to support a graduate fellowship in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Photo: Dan Bronson
Summer 2006

Launching a Better Life

Richard and Linda Hardy give MIT $800,000 to support a fellowship in aeronautics and astronautics.

David Thompson, ‘76, gave MIT a scholarship to honor his parents, who encouraged his love of spacecraft and rockets.
Photo: Bill Geiger
Fall 2004

Saying Thanks

David Thompson, ‘76, gives MIT a scholarship to honor his parents.

Fall 2004

Research Briefs

Insight into Alzheimer’s, cutting aircraft noise, and more.

Spring 2000

Research Briefs

Non-invasive cancer testing, the world’s smallest rocket engine, and more.

Fall 1999

Sports Engineering

Much of the aero/astro faculty is involved in sports-related research. The same engineering principles apply to airplanes and sporting goods.

Fall 1998

Fall 1998

Research Briefs

Designer fish, spinning stars, and more.