Human Spaceflight - An introduction

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Course Description

This applied science course introduces aspects of human spaceflight, including the various environmental, medical and technical challenges of space travel.

Join Christer Fuglesang, Director of KTH Space Center, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, during this 5-week course in which Christer makes human spaceflight both accessible and engaging. Christer often draws on his own experiences as an astronaut which include two Space Shuttle missions and five spacewalks.

Special thank you to Sciss for the use of the Uniview™ real-time virtual planetarium software.

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GREGORY AGRIOPOULOS

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
I was thrilled with the course. Very well established, inspiring instructors. If only there was a follow-up with a more detailed course. Too pity there were no certificate capability
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
Very interesting course, very detailed and everyone can understand. The instructor is an astronaut, so we hear his experience with various concepts, he explains everything clearly. He also talks about his spacewalks, captivating story. I loved this course.
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2 years, 11 months ago
A nice course dealing with space environment, vehicles, medical aspects and research, and astronaut training. It's an introductory course, but gives a nice load of useful information even for professionals, since it tends to connect interdisciplinary data. Too bad it does not offer any certificates, but it's great that it's available. The teaching style is nice, and the assignments were a learning experience, and not too difficult. I'd like to see an advanced version of this course as well.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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  • 119 completed
3 years ago
Excellent course. Interesting subject. General history of spaceflight and some of the science that is all well taught by an astronaut with real world experience. It was certainly worth the time but when it comes to space every answer triggers many questions.
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Nicolas Rouvier

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Very good. Too bad there's no certification, certificate of completion, MOC (maintenance of certification credit), CEU (continuing education credit), CME (continuing medical education), or college credit.
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