Eugene Kwak, A Rocket Man, Settles Into SDM

April 3, 2012

SDM Student Eugene Kwak

SDM student Eugene Kwak literally had a front-row seat in the ambitious private-sector space race. Kwak, who is a member of the SDM class that entered in 2012, was the lead flight termination systems engineer for the Falcon 9, the first liquid-fuel spacecraft launched into orbit by a private company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). After launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on June 4, 2010 (Kwak’s 31st birthday), the unmanned rocket completed two orbits around the earth. Read the rest of the article on News@MITSloan. photo by Amy MacMillan

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