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Department Head Jaime Peraire peraire@mit.edu

Associate Head Eytan Modiano modiano@mit.edu

Editor & Director of Communications William T.G. Litant wlitant@mit.edu

AeroAstro is published annually by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 33-240, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA. aeroastro.mit.edu AeroAstro No. 13, October 2016 Š2016 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All rights reserved. DESIGN Opus Design www.opusdesign.us Cover: The MIT Rocket Team with Therion. The rocket is 12 feet tall, 6 inches in diameter and designed to reach an altitude of 10,000 feet with its powerful solid motor capable of producing 760 pounds of thrust for more than three seconds. Therion’s fully-custom composite structure experiences more than 14Gs of acceleration as it reaches velocities surpassing 700 mph. For more on the team see the special Student Projects section of this AeroAstro issue. (MIT Rocket Team photograph)

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Annual magazine review of MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department research and educational initiatives.

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