Apollo 50+50: Inventing the Future


MIT News

Jake Belcher

March 13, 2019

MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics professors Paulo Lozano, Danielle Wood, Richard Binzel, and Sara Seager are interviewed by Prof. Dava Newman about the future of space exploration at "Apollo 50+50" event— AeroAstro's March 13, 2019 symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The MIT symposium highlighted the development of tiny thrusters to power miniature spacecraft; an effort to enable wider access to microgravity missions; an MIT student-designed mission (REXIS) that is currently analyzing the near-Earth asteroid Bennu; and TESS and ASTERIA, satellite missions that are currently in orbit, looking for planets and possibly, life, outside our solar system.

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