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Mar 20th 2017

A Brief History of Human Spaceflight (Coursera)

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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

Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction

A welcome video and course syllabus


WEEK 2

Unit 1 - Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Learn about the Apollo 11 moon landing with interesting interviews with the astronauts who made history

Graded: Unit 1 - Quiz 1


WEEK 3

Unit 2 - Humankind’s Musings on Space Travel

Learn about how previous generations thought about the possibility of space travel

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WEEK 4

Unit 3 - Early Rocketry

Learn about how rockets were developed from the ancient Chinese through today's powerful rockets

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WEEK 5

Unit 4 - Early Soviet Space Program

Learn about steps the Soviet Union took to launch the first man in space

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WEEK 6

Unit 5 - Mercury Program

Learn about the United State's first efforts to put a human in space

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WEEK 7

Unit 6 - Gemini Program

Learn about how NASA refined their human space flight program in preparation for a moon landing

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WEEK 8

Unit 7 - Apollo Program

Learn about the last technical innovations required to land a human on the moon

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WEEK 9

Unit 8 - Early Space Stations

Learn about how the early steps taken to send humans in space for extended missions

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