About this Course
4.3
217 ratings
64 reviews
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...
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100% online courses

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-2 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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1
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12 minutes to complete

Introduction

A welcome video and course syllabus...
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1 video (Total 2 min), 1 reading
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Syllabus10m
Week
2
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1 hour to complete

Unit 1 - Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Learn about the Apollo 11 moon landing with interesting interviews with the astronauts who made history...
Reading
1 video (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Unit 1 - Apollo 11 Moon Landing pdf and Prezi10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 1 - Quiz 114m
Week
3
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1 hour to complete

Unit 2 - Humankind’s Musings on Space Travel

Learn about how previous generations thought about the possibility of space travel...
Reading
1 video (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Unit 2 Prezi and pdf files10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Unit 2 - Quiz 110m
Unit 2 - Quiz 210m
Week
4
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1 hour to complete

Unit 3 - Early Rocketry

Learn about how rockets were developed from the ancient Chinese through today's powerful rockets...
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1 video (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Unit 3 Prezi and pdf files10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Unit 3 - Quiz 118m
Unit 3 - Quiz 214m
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Top Reviews

By PHDec 1st 2015

Great summary and overview of manned spaceflight in the 60s and 70s. Plenty of archival footage and rarely seen recordings from both the U S and Soviet space programs.

By DMNov 29th 2016

Really enjoying this course hope you will do more courses on the Space program i.e. Space shuttles etc, and rocket science/maths would be good as well..

Instructor

Dr. Chuck Layne

Professor and Department Chair
Health and Human Performance

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