ESD.30J 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.30J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Mindell.

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

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