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Human Spaceflight - An introduction

KTH Royal Institute of Technology via edX


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.

Taught by

Christer Fuglesang

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4.5 rating, based on 2 reviews

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  • Kristina Šekrst completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    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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    Sivananda Ramnath

    Sivananda Ramnath completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    A well put together introductory course that covers exactly what it promises. The instructor is an experienced and knowledgeable astronaut.

    Breadth - 4/5
    Depth - 2/5
    Quiz - 3/5
    Overall Satisfaction - 4/5

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