Space Torah: Film screening and conversation with Dr. Jeff Hoffman

Tuesday, March 15, Noon

Virtual: Register here

View this event on the MIT calendar.

Dr. Jeff Hoffman (MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics) became a NASA Astronaut in 1978. He participated in five space missions, becoming the first astronaut to log 1,000 hours of flights aboard the space shuttle. Dr. Hoffman has performed four spacewalks, including the first unplanned, contingency spacewalk in NASA’s history and the initial repair/ rescue mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. He was the first Jewish American male astronaut to fly into space.

Dr. Hofmann chose to integrate his religious identity and his role as a NASA scientist by bringing numerous Jewish objects into space, including a small and light Torah scroll that he took with him on his fifth and last mission. Join us for a viewing of the acclaimed short documentary Space Torah (running time 25 minutes) and a conversation with Dr. Hoffman and director Rob Cooper.


Hosted by ORSEL and the MIT Faculty Newsletter