IamA former NASA astronaut with 1000 hours aboard the Space Shuttle and a professor in MITâs Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. I'm Jeff Hoffmanâ Ask Me Anything!
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR 16.00X - INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT, STARTING NEXT TUESDAY (26 SEPTEMBER).
AND REMEMBER THAT MITX WILL OFFER A NEW SPACE COURSE IN THE FALL OF 2018 - 16.885X - SPACE SHUTTLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.
I'm Jeff Hoffman - former NASA astronaut and current MIT Professor. In my spare time, I'm the director of the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium and Deputy Principal Investigator of an experiment on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission.
I've logged 1000 hours of flight time aboard the Space Shuttle, spent four years as NASA’s European Representative, and joined the MIT faculty in August 2001.
My free Introduction to Aerospace Engineering course on edX begins September 26th.
I'd love to answer any questions you have about outer space!