Dec 01, 2015
Great summary and overview of manned spaceflight in the 60s and 70s. Plenty of archival footage and rarely seen recordings from both the U S and Soviet space programs.
Nov 29, 2016
Really enjoying this course hope you will do more courses on the Space program i.e. Space shuttles etc, and rocket science/maths would be good as well..
автор: Julia C•
Jul 18, 2017
I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot from it. Information for the course is provided in different formats which is nice too. The links to old footage and audio from spaceflight in the past were fascinating. I wouldn't mind doing this course again in a few years time when my memory of the specifics has faded!
автор: John K H•
Oct 30, 2015
Fascinating overview but was hoping for a bit more depth. Did learn new things though, particulalry about the not so well publicised Apollo missions and the early Russian efforts. A couple of quiz questions were marking right answers as wrong but course team got them sorted fairly quickly
автор: Sebastian S•
Feb 22, 2017
Really fun and interesting class if you want to learn a lot more details about a fantastic time in science history. Videos could be improved somewhat avoiding repeating information included in lecture pdfs. Other than that, everything was great!
автор: Iván F G J•
Jan 24, 2016
A good introduction to the History of Spaceflight, was great to learn more about how the mankind could to start exploring the space.
автор: denis b•
Mar 13, 2018
Good course, would be perfect with a second part (space disasters, apollo 13 in detail, the 80's and the Shuttle program)!
автор: Dana M•
May 21, 2016
nice videos, good compilation of materials that make learning about this part of history easier than if on own
Aug 20, 2019
Many interesting knowledge about the history of space exploration, perhaps a little more details.
автор: Colin D•
Jan 04, 2016
A good course, but a few slight errors and the lack of the last modules leave it at 4/5 stars.
автор: Bruce w•
Mar 26, 2017
good clips but annoying music almost in the foreground, hard to hear voices sometimes.
автор: Connie A•
Oct 06, 2016
Enjoy the subject matter very much. I didn't care for the layout at all.
автор: Colleen S•
Mar 16, 2016
At the rate we are probing space, I think we should all take this course.
автор: Steven H•
Jul 23, 2016
Clear easy overview with great archival video
автор: Cleber L•
May 20, 2017
Great! Now I can understand what happen
автор: Richard K•
Jan 27, 2018
interesting, but choppy presentations
автор: rabinder h•
Jun 26, 2017
автор: Laura L•
Jan 10, 2020
This is an older course, obviously. Some of the forums have had no entries for over 2 years. There is no lecture portion to this course, just reading online and watching historic video clips. Many of the online links no longer work. Much of the video is of very poor quality - even the video that is not limited by the technology of the time - some of it was recorded off of a television screen using a video camera pointed at the TV. This course needs to be updated badly. The information contained in the course is still interesting and valid, but the way it is presented is sadly lacking. That being said, I still enjoyed the course and I found it very informative and historically significant.
автор: Ella K•
Oct 26, 2015
Great topic and content. But there are several things that make this course cumbersome. It would be better to have a few shorter videos than to have one file of 30 to 60 minutes. Also please do not use hardcoded subtitles in the video, because there already is a option to enable subtitles. The last recommendation is to not mix videos and resources. Use the videos to lecture material, to narrate a story or show clips, but put all the resources (mandatory or optional) on a separate HTML page (as other courses usually do).
Thank you for making the history of spaceflight come to live for me!
автор: CEDRIC T•
Sep 13, 2019
The course is a good intro for those who have no prior knowledge of space flight history. For those who have the course is definitively a history class, not a science or engineering class. Materials are good but could be presented in a more modern way with support of higher quality. Too much time is spent on the pre-history of spaceflight while very little is explained on the Soviet program and more recent programs. Automatic moon landers and moon artificial satellites are only briefly described.
автор: Tony L•
Feb 02, 2018
The layout isn't clean. Audio often doesn't sync with video. Links for additional required reading in the videos that aren't clickable. The course as a whole seems incomplete. Not user-friendly at all. A little work could make this a fantastic course. On a positive note; the content is great and is suitable for all backgrounds. The instructor seems quite knowledgeable in the subject.
автор: Tony A•
Oct 24, 2015
Good course, but could be more challenging. For people growing up with the space race it has a lot of interesting video and written material.
But there are a lot of simple errors in the material and the assignments. Hopefully that will be addressed. I'd give it 4/5 once it's all sorted.
Recommended if you can cope with the odd frustration.
автор: Laurent M•
Nov 04, 2015
Videos could be bigger and reduce the echo in particular
автор: Mary R•
Jan 31, 2016
Its an interesting course.
автор: Suganth R•
Jun 21, 2017
This course although a storehouse of valuable information (lots of exclusive videos) about space exploration, tends to be a historical recollection at times. Overall a good one to boost your knowledge on human endeavor in space.
автор: Jason M•
Oct 11, 2015
The URLs for the course's required readings are presented as non-clickable text in the course lecture videos. There is no list of URLs for the readings available which I could find, and to take this course students are required to copy dozens of long, cumbersome web addresses from the videos.
автор: Aubin, P•
Nov 06, 2015
Very interesting, but I was really hoping more. For example, the professor does not teah us directly, like all the other courses on Coursera. It is only texts and archive videos.....Youtube would have done the same. Disappointed.