[amsat-bb] edX Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Course
Stewart Todd Morgan
morgan_st at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 7 14:21:44 UTC 2016
MIT is conducting an online introductory aerospace engineering course
through edX. The course began yesterday.
If you want to know more about the physics and mathematics that
underlies the 2-line Keplerian element sets that amateurs use to track
satellites, the course includes a segment on orbital mechanics. If you
have been listening to the ARISS contacts between ISS crew and ground
stations, you may have heard astronauts/cosmonauts make reference to
spacewalks and the effects of microgravity. Dr. Kate Rubins indicated
in her recent ARISS contact with The Children's Museum in Indianapolis
that the spacewalk was the most difficult aspect of time on the station.
These topics and other are covered in the course which is taught by
former NASA astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman.
More information is available here:
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