ESD.30[J] Engineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex System


Class Info

Detailed technical and historical exploration of the Apollo project to fly humans to the moon and return them safely to Earth as an example of a complex engineering system. Emphasizes how the systems worked, the technical and social processes that produced them, mission operations, and historical significance. Guest lectures by MIT-affiliated engineers who contributed to and participated in the Apollo missions. Students work in teams on a final project analyzing an aspect of the historical project to articulate and synthesize ideas in engineering systems.

This class has no prerequisites.

ESD.30[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. Mindell.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, ESD.30[J] was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Engineering Systems (ESD) < MIT site.

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