A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

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  • Week 1 - Introduction
    A welcome video and course syllabus
  • Week 2 - Unit 1 - Apollo 11 Moon Landing
    Learn about the Apollo 11 moon landing with interesting interviews with the astronauts who made history
  • Week 3 - Unit 2 - Humankind’s Musings on Space Travel
    Learn about how previous generations thought about the possibility of space travel
  • Week 4 - Unit 3 - Early Rocketry
    Learn about how rockets were developed from the ancient Chinese through today's powerful rockets
  • Week 5 - Unit 4 - Early Soviet Space Program
    Learn about steps the Soviet Union took to launch the first man in space
  • Week 6 - Unit 5 - Mercury Program
    Learn about the United State's first efforts to put a human in space
  • Week 7 - Unit 6 - Gemini Program
    Learn about how NASA refined their human space flight program in preparation for a moon landing
  • Week 8 - Unit 7 - Apollo Program
    Learn about the last technical innovations required to land a human on the moon
  • Week 9 - Unit 8 - Early Space Stations
    Learn about how the early steps taken to send humans in space for extended missions




Dr. Chuck Layne
Professor and Department Chair
Health and Human Performance


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