Human Space Systems summer course

The Department of Space Studies in the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota will be offering its second annual intensive summer course on Human Space Systems.

The purpose of the course is to introduce the space professional to concepts and knowledge about human spaceflight systems, including government projects (NASA Constellation, Air Force, etc.), private systems (Virgin Galactic, SpaceX's Dragon, etc.) and international programs such as Soyuz and Shenzou. Participants will become familiar with past, current, and future human spaceflight systems. Historical background, theoretical bases, space physiology, government projects, commercial concerns, legal issues and future trends of human spaceflight will be discussed.

The course will consist of five days of intensive, theoretical classes with an active, hands-on component using the flight and space simulators and the high altitude chamber at UND. Space suit training is also part of the course. A certificate of completion will be awarded to successful participants, who may also opt to earn a maximum of 3.84 CEU credits.

This course will take place from July 20-24 at UND in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The cost for the course will be $3,970. All lunches and the final evening meal are included in this cost. Housing and transportation are not included. Inexpensive housing on the UND campus is available in addition to local hotels. Participation is limited to ten students. An application form, program of study, and more information are available on the course webpage.

Below is an 8-minute video highlighting the 2008 course activities.


DW said…
So are you going to apply? Sounds pretty awesome. I'm thinking about it.
BrianShiro said…
Daniel, I'm not planning on applying since I already have applications in for two other summer programs, and I'm not sure I could come up with the tuition $ for this course. This course does look very useful and fun though.
DW said…
It sure does look useful. So what other summer programs do you know of? By the way, the blog continues to impress me and I am sure plenty of others.

BrianShiro said…
Thanks, Dan. Some of the other programs going on include: ISU SSP at NASA Ames, Singularity University at NASA Ames, NASA/UND Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) at UC Irvine, and the FMARS expedition to Devon Island. I've applied for the last two and already completed the ISU SSP in 2005. Maybe one day I'll go to Singularity University too.

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