SSCI 330: Physiology and Psychology in Space (3)
The course will introduce the student to human physiology and psychology in the space environment. Topics include medico-biological problems of space flight, space medicine, human biology and life support, and space pharmacology. The effects of zero gravity on muscle mass, skeletal system, cardiovascular systems, and neuro-vestibular systems will be discussed. The student will be introduced to the fundamentals of astrodynamics, and will study astrodynamics as applied to Apollo Missions, the space shuttle, and future exploration programs.
Prerequisite: SSCI 101.