Space Exploration Initiative

NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)

Copyright

Ariel Ekblaw

Copyright

Ariel Ekblaw

Director

Cody Paige

Founder

Ariel Ekblaw

Faculty Mentors and Advisors

Maria  Zuber,  MIT  VP for Research
Joseph Paradiso, PI  and Director, Responsive Environments group,  Media Lab
Dava Newman, Media Lab Director; Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, MIT AeroAstro

SEI Staff and Program Volunteers

Sean Auffinger, Mission Integrator 

Maggie Coblentz, Field Expedition Coordinator

Elise O'Hara, Administrative Assistant

Sunanda Sharma, JPL

Xin Liu, Arts Curator

Sana Sharma, Staff Designer

Jamie Milliken, Staff Engineer

Noah Feehan, Staff Engineer

Fangzheng Liu, Research Associate

Martin Nisser, Research Associate

Rachel Bellisle, Research Associate

Derek Aranguran, Research Associate

Maya Nasr, Research Associate

Michelle (Shu-Yu) Lin, Research Associate

50+ Graduate Students, Staff, and Faculty Researchers Involved

Media Lab

--See all Media Lab profiles below--

MIT Research Collaborators 

Oli de Weck, Engineering Systems Laboratory, AeroAstro
Jeffrey Hoffman, HSL, AeroAstro
Kerri Cahoy, STAR Lab, AeroAstro
Chris Carr, Georgia Tech [former Zuber Lab, EAPS]
Julien de Wit, EAPS
Ben Weiss, EAPS
Nicholas de Monchaux, Architecture
Stefanie Mueller, CSAIL

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Collaborators 

Marc Bernstein, Associate Director [Now at the Pentagon]
Bob Shin, Beaverworks
Ken Gregson, Beaverworks
Dan Cousins, Climate CubeSat Co-building program collaborator
Jillian James, Climate CubeSat Co-building program collaborator

Research Affiliates, Visiting Researchers, Honorary Members

Cady Coleman, ret. NASA Astronaut
Paolo Nespoli, ESA Astronaut and Engineer
Leland Melvin, ret. NASA Astronaut & Media Lab Director's Fellow
Hajime Yano, JAXA (Japanese Space Agency) 
Margarita Mora, NiaTero & Media Lab Director's Fellow
Ebru Kurbak, Senior Research Fellow, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Valentina Sumini, MAXXI 2022 Exhibition Designer; Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Milano 

UROPs (MIT Undergraduate Researchers)

Connor Kaminska [Summer 2022]
Timothy Grazier [Summer 2022]
William Reinkensmeyer [Spring 2022]
Andrew Shin [Spring 2022]
Nory Klop-Packel [Summer 2021]
Rohan Wagh [Summer 2021]
Claire Wichman [Spring 2021]
Antonella Masini [Spring 2021]
Aidan Padilla [Spring 2021]
Ariel Mobius [Spring 2021]
Elissa Gibson [Spring 2021]
Lilly Papalia [Spring 2021]
Kelly Ho [Spring 2021]
Isabella Torres [Spring 2021]
Emma Kelley [Spring 2021]
Valeria Gutierrez [Spring 2021]
Bernardo Hasbach [Spring 2021]
Peter C Williams [Fall 2019]
David Turner [Fall 2019]
Mehitabel Glenhaber [Summer 2018]
Aye Htun [Spring 2018 --> Summer 2018] 
Siranush Babakhanova [Fall 2017 --> Spring 2018]
Elisheva Shuter [Fall 2017 --> Spring 2018]
Tesla Wells [Spring 2018]

See Media Lab researcher profiles below:

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Ariel Ekblaw
Visiting Scientist
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Maria Zuber
Presidential Advisor, Science and Technology Policy; Director's Circle Member
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Joseph A. Paradiso
Alexander W Dreyfoos (1954) Professor; Associate Academic Head, Program in Media Arts and Sciences
Past Member
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Maggie Coblentz
Former Research Specialist
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Xin Liu
Arts Curator, Space Exploration Initiative (External Collaborator)
Past Member
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Mehak Sarang
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Sanjana Sharma
Past Member
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Sands Fish
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Leland Melvin
Former Director's Fellow
Past Member
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Sunanda Sharma
Former Research Assistant
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Sean Auffinger
MIT Space Exploration Initiative Mission Integrator
Past Member
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Devora Najjar
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Avery Normandin
Former Learning Programs Manager
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Valentina Sumini
Research Affiliate
Past Member
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Margarita Mora
Former Director's Fellow
Past Member
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Arielle Johnson
Former Director's Fellow
Past Member
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Nicole L'Huillier
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Rachel Smith
Former Research Assistant
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Hae Won Park
Research Scientist
Past Member
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Harpreet Sareen
Former Research Affiliate
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Neil Gaikwad
Research Assistant
Past Member
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Neo (Mostafa) Mohsenvand
Former Postdoctoral Associate
Past Member
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Sara Taylor
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Nan Zhao
Former Research Affiliate
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Juliana Cherston
Research Affiliate
Past Member
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Udayan Umapathi
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Anne Liu
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Jeong Seuk Kang
Former Research Affiliate
Past Member
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Daniel Novy
Former Research Scientist
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Carson Smuts
Research Scientist
Past Member
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Chin-Yi Cheng
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Daniel Visan Levine
Research Assistant
Past Member
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Bianca Datta
Former Research Assistant
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Kristy Johnson
Research Affiliate
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Nicholas Barry
Research Assistant
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Eric Schilling
Senior Manager, Digital Media Strategy
Past Member
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Jifei Ou
Former Research Affiliate
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Ishaan Grover
Research Assistant
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Pat Pataranutaporn
Research Assistant
Past Member
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Jie Qi
Former Research Affiliate
Past Member
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Jianghong Min
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Felix Kraemer
Former Research Assistant
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Abhinandan Jain
Research Assistant
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Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar
Research Assistant
Past Member
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Juliet Wanyiri
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Javier Stober
Former Research Engineer
Past Member
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Joseph Kennedy
Former Research Affiliate
Past Member
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Alexis Hope
Former Research Assistant
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Prathima Muniyappa
Research Assistant
Past Member
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Tal Achituv
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Daniel Fitzgerald
Former Research Assistant
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Thomas Sanchez Lengeling
Past Member
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Pinar Yanardag
Former Postdoctoral Associate
Past Member
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Andrea Ling
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Travis Rich
Past Member
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Chrisoula Kapelonis
Former Research Assistant
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Levi Cai
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Akshay Mohan
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Artem Dementyev
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Amos Golan
Former Research Assistant
Past Member
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Nikhita Singh
Former Research Assistant