Celebrating 100 years of MIT AeroAstro

A woman and two men examine and take measurements of a model jet inside a wind tunnel.

MIT AeroAstro Professor Mark Drela and two students prepare to test a super-efficient commercial airliner design in MIT’s Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel. ((Photo by William Litant/MIT)

This fall marks the 100th anniversary of MIT’s first course in aeronautics.

MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is celebrating with a three-day AeroAstro Centential Symposium, October 22-24, 2014.

You can explore some of the program’s key milestones over the past century with their AeroAstro historical timeline. And you can learn about AeroAstro topics, and the department’s renowned curriculum and teaching, with the many AeroAstro courses published in OCW.

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