The Second Space Age


This course is designed for students with an interest in space and what the future holds. Students are walked through the major players in the Second Space Age including SpaceX and Blue Origin.

Created By

George M

Beginner
Exercise

7 HOURS

7 LESSONS

The Second Space Age

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Course Overview



At the peak of the first space age, when Man first went to the moon in 1969, the universe seemed within our grasp. However, we have not been back to the moon since 1972, and when NASA ended the shuttle programme in 2011, the promise of those heady days was a distant memory. Not anymore! Eccentric billionaires and rejuvenated national space agencies are combining to explore the final frontier in what is increasingly being called the 'Second Space-Age'. SpaceX, Blue Origin, NASA, CNSA and ESA represent some of the major forces driving the exploration of the stars forward. Covering moon bases, asteroid mining and even cars in space, this course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the revamped space industry. Additionally, this short course will introduce you to two major scientific practices benefitting from this increased activity, spectroscopy and radar.

Course Content



7 LESSONS

7 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

The First Space Age

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Eccentric Billionaires: The Private Sector

60 minutes

Lesson 3

The Private Sector II

60 minutes

Lesson 4

International Players

60 minutes

Lesson 5

International Players II

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Science Case Study I: Spectroscopy

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Science Case Study II: Radar

60 minutes

Key Skills


Space-Industry Perspective

Scientific Functions

Assessment of Industry

Educator


George M

Chemistry, Biology and Maths Whizz

George is a brilliant Educator, simplifying complicated topics in science for his students in a fun and engaging way!