SpaceTech 2021, part of MIT Space Week, is the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department's technically-oriented, future-looking event designed to build awareness around the present and future of space technology

Please register here by April 14

(Note: Space is limited. The Airmeet access link will be sent to registrants ahead of April 14 via the contact email provided during registration)


And please submit your questions for the panelist:


Welcome Address
Dan Hastings
Department Head
12:00 - 12:10 pm
Fireside Chat
Moderated by Dava Newman
Gwynne Shotwell
President and COO of SpaceX
12:10 - 1:10 pm
Explorers Panel
Moderated by Danielle Wood
Charles Bolden
Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut
Erika Wagner (SM '00, Ph.D '07)
Payload Sales Director at Blue Origin
Asha Balakrishnan (SM '99, Ph.D '07)
Research Staff Member at Science and Technology Policy Institute
1:10 - 2:40 pm
2:40 - 2:50 pm
Student Lightning Talk Competition
Moderated by Richard Linares
Development of Melt Probes for the Exploration of Europa
Paula do Vale Pereira, 
Evaluating Exoplanet Evidence from TESS
Zahra Essack, 
TESS Science Office & The Seager Group
Imaging the X-ray Universe
Heng E. Zuo, 
Kavli Institute
Self-deploying Tower for Lunar Exploration
Jessica Todd, 
MIT BIG Idea Challenge Team
Solar Sail Statite Missions to Interstellar Objects
Daniel Miller, 
Probing the Oceans with Bread Loaf-Sized Spacecraft
Cadence Payne, 
Earth Observation to Inform Environmental Management in West Africa
Ufuoma Ovienmhada, 
Space Enabled Research Group
2:50 - 4:00 pm
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