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

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Description

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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19/02/2016
What I would highlight For the moment is with difference the best course that I have done in EdX. Unfortunately, becuse of my job I couldn't keep up the course, so I could´t do all the exercices on time. However, I still have access to see the videos and documents. I´m really looking forward to do this course again or a second part.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Course taken: February 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
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02/04/2016
What I would highlight This course was, to put it simply, fantastic. The content was explained well and interestingly with graphics to help further explain points and ideas. It wasn't too easy; however, not too hard, but a good balance to keep you interested and thinking. The community associated with the course is great and helpful as well. The staff are helpful and relatively quick to respond. Being someone who had little information to the topic, besides what I've taught myself out of interest, it did a great job at peeking my interest and challenging myself. I would definitely recommend this course.

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Course taken: April 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
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16/05/2016
What I would highlight Jeff Hoffman is a fantastic teacher. He makes an extremely complex subject accessible. The math was a challenge to many of us in the class. Although the effort is listed as 3 hours per week, I averaged 10 hours per week. Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed it and looked forward to every new lesson! I think the engineers taking the course completed the coursework considerably faster than the rest of us. I did not want this course to end. It was touch and go whether I would pass (I did, with an 84%!). I learned a ton, enjoyed it enormously, and will jump at the next course that Jeff teaches.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

What you'll learn on the course

Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Human Spaceflight
Astronautics

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.

Additional information

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.