ESP Biography


Major: Course 16

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Sabrina Khan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Sabrina is a freshman at MIT double majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Physics, with a minor in Computer Science. She has done research in space mission architectures, specifically concerning a manned trip to Mars, and is very interested in orbital dynamics, entry/descent landing techniques, and astronomy/astrophysics.

Past Classes

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P11395: Introuction to Orbital Dynamics and Space Propulsion in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Curious about how NASA/JPL and SpaceX are planning to get to Mars in 2020? Interested to see the science behind the Hermes spaceship in The Martian? Take this class to learn more about orbits, chemical propulsion, and solar electric propulsion. By the time we're finished, you'll be able to model what a trip to Mars looks like! Note: This will include some discussion of advanced physics and chemistry, but nothing too difficult. Just come prepared to learn!

E10790: Astronaut Challenge in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Spacecraft is filled with all kinds of interacting systems, especially for those that carry humans. When one system fails, it can have dangerous, cascading effects. Learn about astronauts and spacecraft systems in this class, then pretend to be an astronaut, gather a crew and apply your skills to solve an emergency in your rocket. You'll get some basic supplies and a few hints from "Houston" (aka, me). Prizes are awarded at the end!