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MIT College Course (online) - Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics & Human Spaceflight, taught by NASA astronaut, Prof Jeffrey Hoffman
MIT College Course (online) - Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics & Human Spaceflight, taught by NASA astronaut, Prof Jeffrey Hoffman

MIT College Course (online) - Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics & Human Spaceflight, taught by NASA astronaut, Prof Jeffrey Hoffman

Completely free online course. 8 weeks at 3hrs per week. Where else could you learn from an astronaut how to carry out a spacewalk, for free????

The course itself starts on 6th September 2016.

You can also pay for a certificate at the end of it if you really want.

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.

What you'll learn:-
* The basic principles of how rockets work (rocket science)
* How spacecraft move in orbit (orbital mechanics)
* What is required to keep astronauts alive and healthy in space (environmental control and life support)
* Basic concepts of safety and risk management
* The effects of weightlessness on the human body
* How to carry out a spacewalk

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Thanks OP!

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Why not X)

Very novel. Were it a paid course, one would have to question how it would help them in every day life, but for a freebie, then indeed why not, one of the more interesting online courses I've seen, heated.

MEH Would have been in if it had been Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.

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Graham1979

MEH Would have been in if it had been Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.




Technically, Howard would been more qualified than Sheldon to teach this course. X)

theyiddo

Technically, Howard would been more qualified than Sheldon to teach this … Technically, Howard would been more qualified than Sheldon to teach this course. X)



Yeah true (you big saddo)

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Graham1979

Yeah true (you big saddo)




I only watch it for Penny...(and Bernadette)...honest!

theyiddo

I only watch it for Penny...(and Bernadette)...honest!



Its Amy fair-fowler that does it for me, that big huge wooden door face!

Looks interesting.

My OH teaches at a London University. An ex student has won a competition to go into space. You'd have to pay me millions to get me off this surface, and even then I'd say NO!
Edited by: "mutley1" 27th Aug 2016

mutley1

My OH teaches at a London University. An ex student has won a competition … My OH teaches at a London University. An ex student has won a competition to go into space. You'd have to pay me millions to get me off this surface, and even then I'd say NO!



Hehehehe, what's an OH?. :-)

If you guys are particularly interested, the book "Space Mission Analysis Design" will aid greatly.

Fascinating stuff! Signed up immediately.
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