Inspiring the next generation.

SpaceTech 2020, part of MIT Space Week, is the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department's technically-oriented, future-looking event designed to inspire the next generation through interaction with our people and their work. 

SPEAKERS

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JENNIFER ROCHLIS

AeroAstro SM '98, PhD '02
VP, Chief Solutions Architect
FLIR Systems

BARRET SCHLEGELMILCH

AeroAstro SM '18, Sloan MBA '18
Senior Manager - Program Management
Blue Origin

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VERONICA FOREMAN

AeroAstro SM '18, Technology and Policy SM '18
Payload Engineer
Virgin Orbit

JENNY COLLINS

AeroAstro SM '19, Sloan MBA '19
Chief Executive Officer
Novo Space

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TINA SRIVASTAVA

SB '09, AeroAstro SM '12, ESD PhD'15
Co-founder
Stealth mode startup

NATALYA BAILEY

AeroAstro PhD '15
CEO and founder
Accion Systems, Inc.

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LT. GEN. LARRY D. JAMES (RET.)

AeroAstro SM '83
Deputy Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

MICHEL INGHAM

AeroAstro SM '98, ScD '03
Chief Technologist, Systems Engineering Division
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

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WARREN "WOODY" HOBURG

AeroAstro SB '08
NASA Astronaut

EDWARD OBROPTA

AeroAstro SB '13, SM '15
Co-founder, CTO
Raptor Maps, Inc.

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CATHERINE COLEMAN

MIT SB '83
NASA Astronaut (retired)

DOMINIC ANTONELLI

AeroAstro SB '89
NASA Astronaut

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RICHARD FRANCIS

AeroAstro SM '99
Propulsion Engineer
NASA Goddard

 

HIGHLIGHTS

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AEROASTRO SPACE TRAIL

Interactive Lab and Project Tours

The AeroAstro Space Trail, our nod to Boston’s Freedom Trail, will be held in-house in the Department. Visitors can follow the Space Trail from station to station, meet our researchers, see their projects and chat with them about their work.


The Space Trail tours for registered participants will depart from Lobby 13 at 10:45am and 3:50pm.

REPORTS FROM THE FRONTIER

Recent Alumni Talks and Panels

Come hear from the recent alumni of the Department at SpaceTech 2020!

They are leaders in their fields, blazing new trails in engineering, entrepreneurship and space exploration.

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WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE

Student Lightning Talks

Discover what is coming next in space exploration technologies!

In Windows to the Future, our current students and future leaders share their work on lunar exploration infrastructure, laser communications, exoplanet discoveries and more.

 

SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION

8 AM

Registration and breakfast (Lobby 13)

OPENING REMARKS AND KEYNOTE

9 AM

Welcome by Prof Olivier de Weck and Prof Daniel Hastings. Keynote by Dr. Jennifer Rochlis. (Lobby 13)

INDUSTRY AND CAREERS PANEL

9:50 AM

Moderator: Prof Olivier de Weck
Panel: Barret Schlegelmilch, Veronica Foreman, Jennifer Collins, Tina Srivastava, Edward Obropta. (Lobby 13)

BREAK

10:40 AM

Coffee break (Lobby 13)

SPACE TRAIL

10:50 AM

Interactive tour of our labs and projects (AeroAstro Department)

NETWORKING LUNCH

1 PM

Networking and lunch (Lobby 13)

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

1:50 PM

Speaker: Natalya Brikner (Lobby 13)

EXPLORERS
PANEL

2:20 PM

Moderator: Gen. Larry James
Panel: Michel Ingham, Catherine Coleman, Warren Hoburg, Dominic Antonelli, Richard Francis (Lobby 13)

STUDENT LIGHTNING TALKS

3:10 PM

Speakers: Jessica Todd, Cadence Payne, Paula do Vale Pereira, Natasha Stamler, Travis Hank, Becca Browder, Sydney Dolan, Zahra Essack (Lobby 13)

CLOSING
REMARKS

3:40 PM

Closing remarks: Organizing Committee (Lobby 13)

AFTERNOON SPACE TRAIL

3:50 PM

Space Trail: Outreach Edition, (AeroAstro Department)

END OF EVENT

6 PM

The public events of SpaceTech 2020 end at 6pm.

 

OUR SPONSORS

Bronze Sponsor

 
 

GET IN TOUCH

MIT AeroAstro Department
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

 

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