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Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Join MIT Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who made five spaceflights and was the first astronaut to log 1000 hours on the Space Shuttle, as he teaches you the core principles behind space travel and exploration. The course will cover how rockets work, how spacecraft move in orbit, how we create artificial environments inside spacecraft to keep astronauts alive and healthy, what it’s like living in a world without gravity, how the human body adapts to space, and how spacewalks happen, plus more. Many lessons will be illustrated with Professor Hoffman’s own experiences in space. 

 

Advanced Notice of a Future Spaceflight Course

Students who are interested in taking more online space-related courses should be aware that Professor Hoffman will be presenting a new online course in the fall of 2018 about “Systems Engineering and the Space Shuttle”. 16.00x is good preparation for this new course.

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Lina L
5.0 2 years ago
Lina is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It's one of the best MOOC courses I've ever taken. It's easy enough that you can follow it with only high-school math & physics background, but the assessment questions require some original thought (not just parroting back what was said in the lectures) which makes it challenging, fun and rewarding. Professor Hoffman has the gift of explaining things in logical and understandable way and the other students are active in the forum, where you can find tips and insights.
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Eduardo F
5.0 2 years ago
by Eduardo completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Amazing course, I learned a lot from it. At the end you really feel like you gained a new perspective of space and all the work that is been done to take us to new heights.
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