MIT’s Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics graduate admissions program this past year saw a record number of applicants, most of whom want to work in the space business.
In addition to astronautical engineering, cadets will be offered courses in space law, strategy and operations.
Space is the third — and newest — disrupter in the last 156 years of education. Not since the passage of the Morrill Act in 1862 and the rise of America’s land-grant colleges has there been a movement this massive. Not since the enactment of the G.I. Bill in 1944 has there been a milestone this memorable.
Let us issue a new pledge for a new era of space-based research: “We choose to rebuild Houston, for the good of the nation and the greatness of education in general.”