STS.471J Engineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex System
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.
STS.471J will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by D. Mindell.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
In the Spring 2013 Subject Evaluations, STS.471J was rated 6.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Engineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex System site.
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