HSL News

Thu, 05/28/2020

Congratulations to our HSL graduates for 2020! Keep in touch and let us know where you go next!

Shea Lombardo (SM)

Julia Milton (SM)

Rachel Price (SM)

Jeremy Stroming (SM)

Jess Todd (SM)


Fri, 04/24/2020

Congratulations to HSL graduate student Morgan Blevins who received a Graduate Research Fellowship Program award from the National Science Foundation as well as a Draper Fellowship, which she will be accepting!

Well done!

Sat, 04/18/2020

A research project from the HSL Lab examining how the general population responds to isolation has started.  Learn more here: http://hsl.mit.edu/covid19survey

Mon, 03/30/2020

The HSL Sherry Award is given every year to the HSL member who exemplifies the Sherry Modestino's spirit of controbuting to the work and spirit of the lab. Sady, Sherry pass away earlier this year, but you can read a short memorial to her at thiis link:...

Thu, 03/19/2020

HSL and MIT are currently operating remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There are several resources available to keep track of events happening at MIT and around the world.

For MIT updates, please use this link: https://covid19.mit.edu/


Fri, 02/14/2020

The Mars 2020 Rover: an overview of the mission and a description of the Jezero Crater landing site

Speaker:  Eric Hinterman, HSL PhD candidate

Abstract: The Mars 2020 rover is launching to Mars in July, 2020 and will land on Mars...

Fri, 02/07/2020

Scientific Physical and Operations Characterization (SPOC) – Assessing Operator Kinematics and Injury Risk in situ using State-of-the-art IMU-based Motion Capture Techniques

Tim McGrath, HSL PhD candidate


Tue, 12/03/2019

Earth’s Vital Signs Revealed: A View from Space for Action on Earth

Professor Dava Newman, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics

Recent space science missions include reaching Pluto and Jupiter, the discovery of thousands of exoplanets, and...

Tue, 11/19/2019

Prof. Jeff Hoffman, HSL Director

Topic: Discussion of new space health issues coming from the International Space Medicine Summit
Please read attached short paper about a new problem.

After that, Jeff would like to have a discussion about the content of lab meetings for next...

Thu, 11/07/2019

"More Than Pretty Pictures”

Speaker:  Felice Frankel

Science photographer and  research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the department of Chemical Engineering with additional support from Mechanical Engineering. She joined...