MEIEE4810 Introduction to Humans in Space Flight


Instructor: Michael J Massimino

Prerequisites: Department Permission plus a knowledge of Matlab or equivalent Introduction to human spaceflight from a systems engineering perspective. Historical and current space programs and spacecraft. Motivation, cost and rationale for human space exploration. Overview of space environment needed to sustain human life and health, including physiological and psychological concerns in space habitat. Astronaut selection and training processes, spacewalking, robotics, mission operations, and future program directions. Systems integration for successful operation of a spacecraft. Highlights from current events and space research, Space Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope, and International Space Station (ISS). Includes a design project to assist International Space Station astronauts.

NOTE: This course will count towards the following programs:

Undergraduate Students in:
OR:EMS - Technical Elective
OR - Technical Elective
IE - Technical Elective

Graduate Students in:
OR - Elective
IE - Elective
MS&E - “Free” Elective

By application*

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