Past Events

November 6th, 2019

Therese Jones, senior director of policy of the Satellite Industry Association, came to give the inside view of the way government and policy works for space programs.

October 9th, 2019

Natalya Bailey came to MIT to speak about the company she founded, Accion Systems, which is making electrospray thrusters!

September 25th, 2019

Samantha Hames, senior systems engineer at Raytheon Systems, spoke about her experience working in the trenches of the aerospace industry.

August 30th, 2019

Andrew Rush, president and CEO of Made In Space came to MIT to talk about in-space manufacturing and the potential this technology enables.

August 30th, 2019

MIT SEDS ventured out of Boston to go on a stargazing camping trip in Acadia National Park!

July 29th, 2019

SEDS collaborated with S.T.E.A.M. Ahead to teach basic rocketry to middle-schoolers!

March 20th, 2019

SEDS celebrated the 2019 vernal equinox with an art gallery displaying various works from club members. The most-like work of the night: "Avocado in Space".

November 29th, 2018

Pete Worden, chairman for the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and former director of NASA Ames Research Center, talks about how we could visit a planet in the Alpha Centauri star system and other exciting work being done by Breakthrough.

November 1st-4th, 2018

MIT SEDS takes Space Vision 2018! Highlights include winning 2nd place in the Business Pitch Competition and presenting our Satellite Design that won us 2nd place in the Satellite Design Competition.

Satellite Design Team takes home the prize!

October 18th, 2018

Justus Killian of Space Angels, a venture capital firm specializing in space start-ups, came to give a talk on the state of the industry.

October 4th, 2018

Vladimir Airapetian came to speak for the MIT Space Seminar about finding life in the universe!


September 28th, 2018

We hosted middle schoolers from the First Lego League! They were very inquisitive, and we had great conversations about space topics ranging from space debris to human exploration.

September 27th, 2018

On September 27th, 2018, we welcomed Pradeepan Parthiban, who worked in business development at Firefly Aerospace. We enjoyed a seminar on the developing small to medium sized launch industry as well as insight into social entrepreneurship.


September 20th, 2018

We had the pleasure of hosting Professor Marriage, a cosmologist looking for primordial graviational waves with a telescope located in the Atacama Desert, Chile. This event kicked off our MIT Space Seminar!


September 15th, 2018

We started the semester off with a great BBQ!


August 6th, 2018

SEDS paint night! A nice summer get together to paint some celestial images!

July 23rd, 2018

We hosted the Eagle X Robotics Team from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico. It was a pleasure to learn about their project where they built a Mars rover that placed highly in international competitions!

May 16th, 2018

Along with the Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics, we hosted Danielle Wood of the MIT Media Lab who talked about space policy and her career path.


May 12th, 2018

SEDS takes SkyZone!

May 10th, 2018

We hosted a webinar with Justus Killian who works at Space Angels, a venture capital firm that specializes in investing in space start-ups.

April 12th, 2018

We celebrated Yuri's night with trivia night to commemorate the anniversary of the first person in space!


April 4th, 2018

We held a training session where teachers from AGI taught members about the Systems Tool Kit (STK), a software used by aerospace engineers to design and analyze space missions.