Space Exploration

Credit Hours: 0.5

Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Description

In 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go to space. In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon. This comprehensive course will examine the history and future of space travel. Find out how we have put people in space in the past, and what it will take for us to reach new frontiers, including Mars and beyond.

Course Prerequisites


Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials


Major Concepts

  • The Space Race
  • Launch and Landing Systems
  • Spacecraft Systems
  • Manned Spaceflight
  • Unmanned Spaceflight
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Beyond Earth Orbit