Distinguished Lecture: "The Future of Human Spaceflight - for NASA Astronauts and Space Tourists", Professor Jeffrey Hoffman
Dr. Jeffrey A. Hoffman
Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Dr. Hoffman first joined MIT in 1975 as a project scientist for the Center for Space Research, where he was in charge of the orbiting HEAO-1 A4 hard x-ray and gamma ray experiment. In 1978, Dr. Hoffman was selected as a NASA astronaut, and was the first to log 1000 hours of flight time aboard the Space Shuttle.
In August 2001, Dr. Hoffman joined the MIT faculty, where he teaches courses on space operations and design and space policy. His principal areas of research are advanced EVA systems, space radiation protection, management of space science projects, human-robotic exploration strategies, and space systems architecture.