This course provides a view of the history of spaceflight, from early writings telling of human's fascination of space through the early Russian and American space stations. Developed as an interesting and entertaining slice of space history that is accessible to anyone with an interest in human spaceflight
Introduction A welcome video and course syllabus
Unit 1 - Apollo 11 Moon Landing Learn about the Apollo 11 moon landing with interesting interviews with the astronauts who made history
Unit 2 - Humankind’s Musings on Space Travel Learn about how previous generations thought about the possibility of space travel
Unit 3 - Early Rocketry Learn about how rockets were developed from the ancient Chinese through today's powerful rockets
Unit 4 - Early Soviet Space Program Learn about steps the Soviet Union took to launch the first man in space
Unit 5 - Mercury Program Learn about the United State's first efforts to put a human in space
Unit 6 - Gemini Program Learn about how NASA refined their human space flight program in preparation for a moon landing
Unit 7 - Apollo Program Learn about the last technical innovations required to land a human on the moon
Unit 8 - Early Space Stations Learn about how the early steps taken to send humans in space for extended missions
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