Coursera: A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

 with  Dr. Chuck Layne
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


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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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Astronomy
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Calendar 9 weeks long
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