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A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

University of Houston System via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Astronomy
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
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  • Duration 9 weeks long
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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

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Dr. Chuck Layne

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Kristina Š
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by Kristina completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I've been waiting for a course like this for quite a while, since I've always wanted to know about the history of spaceflight missions. I believe the perfect continuation would be a course on robotic spacecraft missions as well. The part 2 of this course has been announced, and a part about spaceflight catastrophes seems to fall in it, which is often referenced in class.

The course goes over Soviet and American space expeditions: Vostok, Voshod, Soyuz, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo etc. Its strength lies in great footages, TV streams and interviews. Its flaws are in the fact that course…
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