Mario Merino




Mario Merino is a PhD Aerospace Engineer and an assistant professor at the Aerospace Department of UC3M, where he and his team research such exciting topics as electric space propulsion and next-generation plasma thrusters. Mario's work has received the national`Outstanding PhD Thesis award,' the European`Pegasus-AIAA' prize, and the European`Young Aerospace Engineer' award. He has participated in several ESA and European projects on space electric propulsion, and carried out two research visits at Stuttgart University (Germany) and UCLA (CA, US).

He teaches several bachelor and master level courses on space system design, rocket engines, astrodynamics, and advanced aerospace propulsion.

In`The Conquest of Space,' Mario will be your guide through the technical part of the course, and together you will discover how things work and behave in space.

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Explore the history of space travel and learn the basics of aerospace engineering. Space exploration plays a major role in the history of humankind. The cultural, political and sociological repercussions are extraordinary, and the amount of resources dedicated to space exploration is enormous. This aerospace course is a first step for those interested in learning more about the history of the space and the impact of space exploration on our daily lives.

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