The Basics of Space for Absolute Beginners & Students

For All Who're Curious to Know What's Happening Beyond Earth. Have You Ever Thought of It? Could You Imagine?! Let's Go!
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Course Updated On October 19, 2014

THE ONLY COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE COURSE ON SPACE AND THE SPACE SECTOR IN THE WORLD!

You will NOT find a similar online course ELSEWHERE that teaches you the WOW of space: What is Space?, HOw Do We Go to Space?, and Why Do We Go To Space?

About this course:

  • Enriches your knowledge in all the THREE aspects of space, namely the WHAT, HOW and WHY of Space.
  • Ideal for Absolute Beginners, Laymen, School Students, Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Professionals, Space Enthusiasts and Educators.
  • Inspires you for an exciting career in the Space Sector.
  • Motivates you for a career change… a career in the Space Sector.
  • Full lifetime access. No limits!
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free.
  • Unconditional Udemy 30-day money-back guarantee - that's SpaceVarsity’s promise of your success!

Already took a space course elsewhere? Most probably, you learned only one aspect of space. This course will help you learn all the aspects and get the big picture of the space sector.

You will learn:

  1. Where does space begin?
  2. A working definition of the Solar System
  3. How do we measure distances in the universe?
  4. The characteristics of our galaxy, The Milky Way
  5. The rationale and reasons for going to space
  6. Civil and military uses of space
  7. The requirements to be in orbit around a planet
  8. The steps involved in launching a satellite from Earth to orbit
  9. The government, private and NewSpace entities in the space sector
  10. The organizations and academia in the space sector

... and much, much more!

Take this awesome course brought to you by your friendly team at SpaceVarsity. You will never regret you did.

This course is now on introductory pricing. The price will increase soon. Don’t delay if you are serious and really want to be ahead!

Click the "Take This Course" button, top right, now! Every hour you delay is costing you knowledge and money...

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What are the requirements?

  • Curiosity to know what's happening beyond Earth
  • A notebook and pen, please, if you want to take notes!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Enriches your knowledge in all the THREE aspects of space, namely the WHAT, HOW and WHY of Space.
  • Encourages you to step forward in learning the next level of the WOW of Space, which will be courses specialized on the different segments of Space.
  • Inspires you for an exciting career in the Space Sector.
  • Motivates you for a career change… a career in the Space Sector.

What is the target audience?

  • Absolute Beginners and Laymen who are curious to know what's happening beyond Earth
  • School Students, Undergraduate and Graduate Students interested in learning about Space and the Space Sector or contemplating a career in the Space Sector
  • Professionals in other sectors who want a career change... a career in the Space Sector
  • Space Enthusiasts and Educators who want to learn more on Space and the Space Sector

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
02:30

In this lecture, I will give an overview of the course, the topics covered, the target audience and what they will gain on completing the course.

01:32

A warm welcome to the course!

In this lecture, I will go over the broad topics that will be covered in this course, as well as review the supplemental material and assignments. I will also touch on why this course will help you, and what you will get out of it once you have completed it.

01:53

It’s time to meet your instructor (me!).

I will go over who I am, my experience and credentials, why I am teaching this course, and why I am the best instructor for you.

02:03

Space is exciting! WOW!!!

What is the WOW of space?

It is What is Space?, hOw Do We Go to Space?, and Why Do We Go To Space?

These are the broad topics that will be covered in this course.

2 pages

Before we get started, let’s do a self-assessment! Please download the Self-Assessment .pdf eBook and answer the questions therein. We will review the answers at the end of the course to see how far you have come.

Article

Key takeaways from Section 1.

Section 2: What is Space?
00:52

I’ll go over the topics that will be covered in this section.

01:16

In this lecture, you will learn whether space has a boundary or not, and how we define space for practical purposes.

04:27

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • A working definition of the Solar System
  • The celestial bodies in the Solar System
  • The status of Pluto
04:09

In this lecture, you will learn the units used to measure distances in the universe.

01:32

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics of our galaxy, The Milky Way, namely its age, morphology, size and contents.

06:30

The Known Universe takes you from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.

This video gives you an idea of how much of the universe we know and how much we do not.

Courtesy: American Museum of Natural History

What is Space?
9 questions
Article

Key takeaways from Section 2.

Section 3: Why Do We Go to Space?
00:51

I’ll go over the topics that will be covered in this section.

03:16

In this lecture, you will learn the rationale and the three broad reasons for going to space.

01:10

In this lecture, you will learn how space activities help us in responding to our fundamental quest: Who are we, where do we come from, what are we there for?

01:44

In this lecture, you will learn how space activities help us in responding to our needs of education, dream and excitement.

03:05

In this lecture, you will learn how space research helps us in responding to our needs to know and to explore neighborhood.

02:46

In this lecture, you will learn the Earth-oriented (civil) and military uses of space.

00:39

In this lecture, you will learn the role of space activities in developing and maintaining technological and industrial capacities.

01:10

In this lecture, you will learn the political reasons for going to space.

Why Do We Go to Space?
4 questions
Article

Key takeaways from Section 3.

Section 4: How Do We Go to Space?
00:34

I’ll go over the topics that will be covered in this section.

01:31

What are the requirements for a spacecraft to be in a planet’s orbit? What are the potential options to access space? You will learn the answers in this lecture.

07:23

In this lecture, you will learn an overview of the steps involved in launching a satellite from Earth to orbit.

06:32

This video, a clip from the IMAX documentary "Roving Mars" (2006), shows the launch from Earth and the eventual landing on Mars, of Spirit or MER-A (Mars Exploration Rover - A), a robotic rover sent to Mars by NASA. Spirit landed successfully on Mars on January 4, 2004 at 04:35 Ground UTC, and was active until March 22, 2010.

Courtesy: IMAX Corporation

How Do We Go to Space?
4 questions
Article

Key takeaways from Section 4.

Section 5: Engagement of Space Activities
00:53

I’ll go over the topics that will be covered in this section.

02:05

In this lecture, you will learn how space activities are organized and the government entities involved in space activities.

03:12

In this lecture, you will learn about the private entities in the space sector.

04:30

In this lecture, you will learn about the organizations and academia in the space sector.

06:20

This animated video shows the sub-orbital spaceflight and the 4-5 minutes of microgravity that the space tourists will experience.

Courtesy: Virgin Galactic, Spacevidcast

Engagement of Space Activities
5 questions
Article

Key takeaways from Section 5.

Section 6: Course Wrap-Up
2 pages

It’s time for the self-assessment answers! Please download the .pdf eBook and review the answers to see how far you have come.

00:58

Congratulations and a big thank you for completing the course!

Do put to use the knowledge you gained from this course. Choose a career in the space sector, or go for higher and better positions if you are already in the space sector.

Please download the Course Completion Certificate and post a review on the course page.

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We are a bunch of space professionals and geeks who firmly believe that space is the asset of humankind and not that of one country or a group of countries or even a group of people. We work toward achieving the goal “Equal Opportunity in Space for All,” by educating people on space and its uses.

SpaceVarsity, based in Strasbourg, France, envisions to be a “Space University at Your Fingertips” by bringing online space courses to you so that you can learn space from your couch or take certified space courses without leaving your armchair.

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