SSCI 215: Earth's Atmosphere and Zero Gravity (3)
The course will explore Earth's atmosphere and zero gravity. Topics will include stratification of the Earth's atmosphere, the effect of gravity and air molecules on aviation and space vehicles, pressure and altitude, aerodynamics, aircraft and space vehicle engineering. Other topics will include the influence of zero gravity on space exploration, life in space, orbital and suborbital flights, hybrid air-spacecraft, and space tourism.
Prerequisite: SSCI 101.