Satellite Engineering & Applications

This course covers the design, development, and operation of satellites. Participants learn about orbital mechanics, satellite communication systems, remote sensing applications, and the practical aspects of satellite engineering.

3D Printing

This course focuses on the technology and applications of 3D printing in the context of space and frontier technologies. Participants explore additive manufacturing techniques, materials used in 3D printing, and the design considerations for manufacturing objects in space.

Planetary Sciences

This course explores the scientific study of planets, moons, and other celestial bodies in our solar system and beyond. Participants learn about planetary formation, geology, atmospheres, and the search for life beyond Earth.

Space Suit Design

 Participants learn about the design principles, materials, and technologies involved in creating spacesuits for astronauts, ensuring their safety and mobility during space missions.

Data Science

In this course, participants gain a foundational understanding of data science, including data analysis, statistics, machine learning, and data visualization. They learn how to extract meaningful insights from complex datasets.

Food Production in Space

For our species to become interplanetary, to thrive on the Moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies, we must develop processes and technologies that will lead us to relative autonomy with limited resupply from Earth. Apollo, Shuttle, and ISS all relied on fresh food from Earth, physicochemical CO2 scrubbing and water recycling. Crop production in space can provide an advantage for sustainable long duration missions.
Some of the topics this course will cover include Modern Food Production System, Astronaut Diet, Bioregenerative Life Support Systems, ISS Veggie, Cutting-edge technologies in Food Production, and more.

Astrobiology

This course focuses on the study of life in the universe, including the origin and evolution of life on Earth and the possibility of life existing elsewhere. Participants explore the interdisciplinary nature of astrobiology and its implications for space exploration.

Generative AI

This course delves into the field of generative artificial intelligence, which involves creating AI models capable of generating new and creative outputs. Participants learn about generative models, deep learning techniques, and the applications of generative AI in various domains.

Humans in Space

To support astronauts living in space, spacecraft systems must provide air, food/water, manage waste, and protect against biological contamination, fire, and harmful radiation. The space environment provides a tremendous stress on the body that is measured in many ways allowing space medicine research to be vitally important. This course covers the effects of space on the human body and the research that is being performed for the betterment of humankind on Earth.

Space Law

This course covers international space treaties and discusses how they are being used to support the legal foundations resolving many different issues that have arisen over the last couple decades. In addition, this track will cover how future space resources will be used/owned and how permanent space settlements on the Moon and Mars could potentially be governed. Participants will learn about outer space law and how world’s governments can work together to ensure the peaceful uses of outer space.

International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a modern marvel orbiting 400 kilometers (250 miles) above our heads. This research station, which has been occupied continuously for more than 20 years, carries an impressive array of research facilities supporting hundreds of experiments. This course provides students with an overview of the ISS. Topics of discussion include the history, purpose, scientific research performed, operations, human activities, and the future of the ISS.

Robotic Exploration Systems

Join us in an exciting journey into the world of robotics and exploration systems! In this metacourse, designed for 13 to 18-year-old students, you’ll delve into the fascinating field of robotic exploration and its applications in both Earth and space exploration. Through engaging virtual lessons and hands-on activities, you’ll learn about the different types of robots used in exploration, understand how sensors enable robots to perceive their environment, acquire programming skills to control robotic systems, and explore the intricacies of communication and control in remote environments. From deep-sea expeditions to unmanned aerial vehicles and rovers on other planets, you’ll discover how robots are revolutionizing our understanding of our own planet and the universe beyond. Embark on this educational adventure and become a budding explorer of the future

Asteroids and Near-Earth Objects

Asteroids can be found scattered all over the solar system and are leftovers of the formation of the planets. Near Earth Objects (NEO) are asteroids that are close to Earth’s orbit that, at a future time, could impact the Earth. This course covers what we know about these primitive bodies and how they have affected life on Earth over the last billion years.

WATER IN THE UNIVERSE

All life that we’ve ever discovered needs water. But how did the Earth gather its water, and can we expect other rocky planets to also have seas? This course is the journey to seek out one of life’s most important ingredients. We will follow space missions such as ESA’s Rosetta and JAXA’s Hayabusa2 as they search our Solar System for evidence of how water arrived on Earth. Then, we’ll look to planets orbiting other stars and discuss whether concepts like the “habitable zone” can really help us find another planet like our own.

Space Marketing

In the space marketing class we will learn everything about how you can help tell the cool stories of space! We will look at what space marketing is and why it is needed, We will also learn why space marketing is extra important in a complex technological sector like space. Then we will learn about two types of marketing, in the context of ‘old space’ versus ‘new space’ and how things are changing very fast nowadays. Then we will look at modern online marketing techniques, and especially at storytelling as the basis for modern marketing communications. Finally we will look at the use of social media for space and how you can help space using your own social media channels. We will close off by looking at the career opportunities in space marketing, making sure you will find your path towards your place in space!