E-Learning: „Space Exploration”

Munich Aerospace’s e-learning program is part of the Global Aerospace Campus and provides continuing education for students and young professionals in the aerospace industry. International lecturers from teaching, industry and research highlight current and future-oriented aerospace topics in the courses.

What space strategy is Europe pursuing and how is ESA promoting the increasing commercialization of space flight? How do we design transportation architectures between Earth and the Moon and what are the technological challenges? What role do local resources on the Moon and other astronomical objects play in sustainable space exploration?

The new online course “Space Exploration” offers a well-founded insight into the fascinating world of space flight. In addition to the topics mentioned above, it highlights the current state of exploration of the Moon and Mars as well as physiological aspects of long-term astronaut missions in low Earth orbit and beyond.

The MOOC “Space Exploration” is aimed at international aerospace students and anyone interested. It was created in cooperation with the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning and comprises eight modules in which experts explain the content clearly using short videos and knowledge tests.

Course overview:

  • Introduction to Space Exploration: Definition, Overview – Dr. Thomas Reiter
  • European Exploration Strategy: TERRAE NOVAE – Dr. Stefaan De Mey (European Space Agency)
  • Earth-Moon Transportation Architectures – Prof. Dr. Markus Landgraf (European Space Agency)
  • ISRU – Enabling sustainable space exploration – Christian Gscheidle (Technische Universität München)
  • Status Research Moon – Dr. Ulrich Köhler (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
  • Status Research Mars – Dr. Daniela Tirsch (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
  • Commercialisation: ESA approach for stimulating the growth of an in-space economy – Dr. Bernhard Hufenbach (European Space Agency)
  • Medical Aspects of Long-term Spaceflight – Prof. Dr. Alexander Choukér, PD Dr. med. Judith-Irina Buchheim, Dr. rer. nat. Dominique Moser (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

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