HSL News

Tue, 07/30/2019

HSL Seminar: Brandon Leshchinskiy, HSL Graduate Student (Noon, 8/2, 33-206)

"Don't Mess with Mother - The Science, Economics, and Politics of Climate Change"

Brandon Leshchinskiy
HSL Graduate Student

Abstract: EarthDNA is creating...

Thu, 07/18/2019

Want to learn more about Prof. Jeff Hoffman, co-Director of the HSL and how he got to space? Here is a short video produced by WGBH as part of their celebration  of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing...


Mon, 07/15/2019

Human Systems Lab (HSL) Seminar: Dr. Scott Bolton (4 p.m., 7/18, 33-206)

"The New Jupiter as revealed by Juno"

Dr. Scott Bolton
Associate Vice President

Fri, 06/28/2019

Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds

8:00 AM CST, July 9, 2019

“Returning Astronauts to Space From U.S. Soil – The First Steps”


James M. Vanderploeg, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor, Aerospace Medicine, UTMB

Thu, 06/13/2019

Human Systems Lab Special Seminar: Ellen R. Stofan, PhD (10 a.m., 6/20, 33-116)

"From exploring the Planets to Transforming America’s Favorite Museum"

Ellen R. Stofan, PhD
John and Adrienne Mars Director
National Air and Space Museum

Fri, 05/24/2019

MIT team places second in 2019 NASA BIG Idea Challenge

Multilevel Mars greenhouse could provide food to sustain astronauts for several years.

"An MIT student team took second place for its design of a multilevel greenhouse to be used on Mars in NASA’s 2019...

Thu, 05/16/2019

Congratulations to Aditi Gupta, HSL graduate student!


The HST MEMP Student Diversity Ambassadors have won the 2019 MIT Bridge Builder Award, given to students and/or...

Mon, 05/13/2019

HSL Seminar: Thomas Joseph Abitante, HST PhD Candidate (9 a.m., 5/15, 33-206)

"Development of a Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy for Use in Microgravity"

Thomas Joseph Abitante
HST, PhD Candidate

Abstract: The mechanical...

Thu, 05/02/2019

Human Systems Lab Seminar: Professor David Autor (9 a.m., 5/8, 33-206)

"Work of the Past, Work of the Future"

Professor David Autor
Ford Professor
MIT Economics

Abstract: Urban U.S. labor markets today are vastly more educated...

Mon, 04/22/2019

MEMP PhD Thesis Defense - Katelyn Amanda Burkhart (2 p.m., 5/1, MIT E25-119/121)

"Understanding the Vertebral Fracture Risk in Astronauts"

Abstract: In spaceflight, the loss of mechanical loading has detrimental effects on the musculoskeletal...