The Future of Space Exploration

The Future of Space Exploration

This course introduces students to the history and near future of space travel. Students will explore the possibilities of moon bases, Mars colonies, and visiting the outer planets in our solar system and their moons. Students will also discuss important ethical and legal issues around space exploration, such as asteroid mining and war in space. The course gives an expansive view of the technologies, science, and theories that will make far-fetched dreams into realities during the student’s lifetime.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • Key terms related to space travel and astronomy.
  • Key technologies that have contributed to the development of space travel from the early 1900s to the present.
  • The history of space travel and exploration by various countries and companies.
  • Concepts and proposals of pursuing space travel, extracting resources, and setting up colonies on the moon, Mars, and other locations in the solar system.
  • The risks of space as an arena for conflict.
  • The feasibility of space travel within our solar system and to other stars.
  • And more…
  • Astronomer
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Physicist
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Avionics Technician
  • And many more…


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • Analyses of the technologies, spacecraft, satellites, and other systems that make space travel possible.
  • Discussions of the challenges and difficulties presented in space travel as well as the existing and proposed solutions to these problems.
  • A timeline of colonization theories and future predictions around a successful Mars Colony.
  • Descriptions of the current theories on the process of asteroid mining.
  • Investigations of the use of robots in space for both conflict and peaceful (exploration) purposes.
  • And more…
  • Collaboration & Communication
  • Problem-identifying & solving
  • Aptitude & Awareness
  • Adaptable & Perseverance
  • Curiosity
  • Critical & Analytical thinking
  • and many more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)


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