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Human Spaceflight - An introduction | KTHx on edX | Course About Video


Published on Dec 29, 2016
Learn about human space travel from an experienced ESA astronaut who flew on Space Shuttle Discovery to conduct research on the International Space Station.

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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.

Historical overview of human space travel
Political, economic and community perspective of human space travel
The space environment
Human space vehicles and their requirements including space launchers, space shuttles, and space stations
Medical aspects of space travel
Life-sustaining systems on space vehicles
How the International Space Station (ISS) was built and is operated
Research in zero gravity at the International Space Station (ISS)
Astronaut selection and training
Future of space travel and new frontiers

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