Space Studies Offers Summer Course on Human Space Systems
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Contact: Karen Ryba/Phone: 701-777-4761
May 27, 2008
University of North Dakota Offers
Summer Course on â€œHuman Space Systems'
(Grand Forks, North Dakota): The University of North Dakota (UND) Department of Space Studies is offering an intensive summer course on â€œHuman 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. The intention of the course is to familiarize students 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 a full week of intensive, theoretical classes with an active, hands-on component using the flight and space simulators, flight time in UND airplanes, space suit training and the high altitude chamber at UND. Participants of the workshop can earn a maximum of 3.84 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
The cost for the Human Space Systems Course will be $3,970. This cost provides all lunches and the final evening meal. Housing and transportation are not included. Participation is limited to 10 students. Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis.
Visit our website for more details: http://www.human.space.edu/course.html
Questions may be addressed after June 3 to Pablo de Leon, Space Studies Research Associate (Email: email@example.com or telephone: 701-777-2369 or toll-free 800-CALL-UND ext. 2369). Contact Bev Fetter prior to June 4 at telephone: 701-777-3197 or toll-free 800-CALL-UND ext. 3197.
About Space Studies: The Department of Space Studies offers a program leading to a Master of Science degree. This interdisciplinary program studies the conditions and implications of humankind's entry into space: including the political, legal, technical, scientific, economic, and historical impacts on a national and international level. Designed to prepare the student for positions in the commercial and governmental sectors of the rapidly growing field of space exploration and development, the Space Studies M.S. is offered on campus and over the Internet. The Department of Space Studies is consistently innovative in the delivery of education services, and is now planning for the creation of a Ph.D. program offered on campus and at a distance. Students with a variety of professional backgrounds from all over the world participate in our program.
About UND Aerospace: UND Aerospace, which includes the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and the UND Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF), is an international leader in collegiate and contract aviation education and training services flying over 100,000 hours per year in over 120 aircraft. UNDAF also has facilities in Spokane, Washington, with Spokane Falls Community College; Lumberton, North Carolina, with Robeson Community College; Phoenix, Arizona, in conjunction with Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Williston, North Dakota, with Williston State College; and Crookston, Minnesota, with the University of Minnesota in addition to its home-base in Grand Forks, North Dakota. With more than 2,000 students from throughout the world, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is the second largest college at the University of North Dakota. Undergraduate and graduate programs leading to a variety of rewarding careers in aerospace are offered through five different academic departments: aviation, atmospheric sciences, computer science, earth system science and policy, and space studies. The UND Aerospace training complex is the most technologically advanced environment for aerospace education, training and research in the world.
In 2008, UND Aerospace will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. A series of regional alumni gatherings will be held across the country, as well as several events during UND's Homecoming and 125th anniversary on October 13-18. For an updated listing of events, see www.undaerospace.com or www.undalumni.org.
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