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Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: Some lectures use high school level physics and basic calculus, but most of the course is accessible to the general public without specialized background.


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What I would highlight For the minute is with contrast the best course that I have done in EdX. Tragically, becuse of my occupation I could not continue the course, so I could not complete all the exercices on time. Notwithstanding, regardless I have the access to see the recordings and archives. I am truly anticipating to do this course again or its other part.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Course taken: January 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
Aidan Menon
What I would highlight This course was, essentially, incredible. The substance was clarified well and strikingly with illustrations to additionally clarify focuses and thoughts. It was not too simple; notwithstanding, not too hard, but rather a decent adjust to keep you intrigued and considering. I would suggest this course.

What could be improved N/A.

Course taken: February 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
What I would highlight Jeff Hoffman is an incredible educator. He makes an amazingly complex subject understandable. The math was a test to huge numbers of us in the class. All things considered, I completely delighted in it and anticipated each new lesson. I think the designers taking the course finished the coursework significantly quicker than whatever remains of us. I took in a ton, delighted in it tremendously, and will seize at the furthur course that Jeff instructs.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: March 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Aerospace Engineering
Human Spaceflight

Course programme

Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Join MIT Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who made five spaceflights and was the first astronaut to log 1000 hours on the Space Shuttle, as he teaches you the core principles behind space travel and exploration.  The course will cover how rockets work, how spacecraft move in orbit, how we create artificial environments inside spacecraft to keep astronauts alive and healthy, what it’s like living in a world without gravity, how the human body adapts to space, and how spacewalks happen, plus more. Many lessons will be illustrated with Professor Hoffman’s own experiences in space.

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Jeffrey Hoffman Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman is a professor in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received a BA in Astronomy (summa cum laude) from Amherst College (1966); a PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard University (1971); and an MSc in Materials Science from Rice University (1988). As a NASA astronaut (1978-1997) he made five space flights, becoming the first astronaut to log 1000 hours of flight time aboard the Space Shuttle. Dr. Hoffman was Payload Commander of STS-46, the first flight of the US-Italian Tethered Satellite System.