Mar 28

Space Exploration and Commercialization

Mark Jernigan

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!” When Star Trek first appeared on television in 1966, the idea of humans spending long periods of time in space was truly science fiction. Today, astronauts spend months at a time on the International Space Station and private companies are building rockets for leisure space travel.

The Texas space ecosystem leads the world in human spaceflight research and technology development, has the highest US federal investment in development and operations, a vibrant cutting-edge launch systems sector, and a wide range of small, medium, and large companies providing space systems development. These new technologies bring us closer to the affordability tipping point.

Why does space exploration matter? What does the future hold for human spaceflight? This course will give you a good understanding of the efforts under development now, the benefits to humanity, and insights into techniques the industry uses to ensure safety and performance of the humans forging their way out into the universe.

Read our interview with Mark here!

Four-Week Course Schedule | Tuesdays
Mar 28 | 10:00 AM
Arp 04 | 10:00 AM
Apr 11 | 10:00 AM
Apr 18 | 10:00 AM

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.