Rocket Science 101, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Explore modern & historic innovations in rocketry. Gain expertise in global rocketry history, orbits, rocket engines, and the benefits of space exploration with this Rocket Science 101 course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan.

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The Rocket Science 101  course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan focuses on the history of rocketry across the globe, how orbits work, rocket engine functions, and the benefits of space missions. Take a deeper look at how Hollywood’s depictions of space travel, and the things it gets right and wrong about rocket science.

What You Will Learn

  • Analyze spacecraft orbits and fuel requirements, evaluating the costs and benefits of diverse rocket engines and designs.
  • Examine modern applications, including satellite systems supporting daily life, celestial object distinctions, and the experiences of space travel.
  • Explore the historical development of US space programs and the impact of Germany's WWII rocket advancements.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Astronomy
  • History
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Rocket Science Basics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Rocket Mechanics
  • Rocket Science History

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Basics of Rocket Science
  • The History of Rocket Science
  • Rocket Science in Everyday Life

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • There is no required background, as the material is introductory. Some algebra-level mathematical concepts are discussed, but not required to know.

Tuition Fee

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