Isaiah Blankson on the cover of Science Spectrum, 2005

Isaiah M. Blankson in Science Spectrum, 2005
Source: Science Spectrum Magazine

Isaiah Blankson on the cover of Science Spectrum Magazine (September/October 2005), which nicknamed him the "Speed Demon" for his work on cruise missile and aircraft concepts designed to travel four to eight times the speed of sound.

Isaiah M. Blankson '69, MS '70, PhD '73 completed his secondary school studies at the Mfantsipim School in Ghana. Nobel Prize winner and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan MBA '72 is a fellow alum of Blankson's, both from Mfantsipim and MIT. He came to the United States from Ghana to study at MIT under the African Scholarship Program of American Universities, an international cultural and educational exchange division of the U.S. Information Agency until 1999. Blankson earned his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics, all from MIT. He went on to a lifelong career at NASA.

Timeline: 2000s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Career: EngineeringGovernment & LawScienceTechnologyTransportation
Object: Photograph
Collection: Africa, Critical Mass 1955-1968, Isaiah M. Blankson, Magazine features, NASA, Rising Voices 1995-Present