Microgravity: living on the International Space Station
Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

Week 8 To the ISS, Moon and Mars!

Introduction

This is the final week of the Microgravity badged open course! Well done for getting this far, you are now on the last lap. This week you will look at the future opportunities for microgravity research and perhaps your own path to be part of this future. You will also explore whether you could be an astronaut. Have you ever wondered what skills a potential astronaut needs and the training involved?

At the end of this week is the Week 8 compulsory badge quiz which, if you pass, will mean you can proudly display your well-earned course badge!

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Welcome to the final week of microgravity. This week, you'll look at the future opportunities for microgravity research and perhaps, your own future to be a part of it.
When I was a kid, lots of us used to say we wanted to be astronauts or make spaceships, but I don't think any of us really believed it was possible. These days, you might be surprised how realistic an ambition of working in the space industry is. 
So if your ambition is to boldly go where no one in your family has been before, then I hope this course helps you get there. 
Also, at the end of this week, is a second and final summative test. And if you pass, then you can proudly display your well-earned course badge.
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By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • consider the challenges in training to become an astronaut
  • consider the future of space research
  • understand current microgravity research and consider future areas of microgravity research
  • successfully complete the end-of-course quiz.
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