Explore the Final Frontier with MIT Open Learning!
Updated October 2021
At MIT, we always have an eye on the stars. So we’ve put together a list of free MIT resources you can access to explore the cosmos, right from your computer.
Listen to space-themed episodes of MIT OpenCourseWare’s Chalk Radio podcast:
- “Visualizing the Future of Spaceship Earth” with Prof. Dava Newman
- “Seeing the Big Picture from Space” with astronaut Jeff Hoffman
- “Searching for the Oldest Stars” with Prof. Anna Frebel
Explore courses and materials from MIT’s space experts:
- Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight
- Engineering the Space Shuttle
MIT OpenCourseWare materials:
- Aerospace Dynamics
- Astrodynamics (graduate course)
- Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering
- Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems
- Feedback Control Systems (graduate course)
- Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Design
- Introduction to Propulsion Systems
- Rocket Propulsion (graduate course)
- Satellite Engineering (graduate course)
- Space Propulsion (graduate course)
- Space Systems Engineering (graduate course)
Outreach and Engagement:
Space is for everyone
- The HUMANS Project: submit a voice message to be sent to the ISS using MIT nanotechnology
- Space Exploration Initiative: find activity prompts, instructables, and facilitation guides
Especially for pK-12 learners
Dive into one of Full STEAM Ahead’s interactive, Earth-and-space-themed Learning Packages:
- Operating in the Lunar Environment, MIT AeroAstro and MIT Media Lab’s joint course offering, providing an in-depth, hands-on exploration into the design and engineering challenges posed by operating in the lunar environment.
- Prototyping Our Sci-Fi Space Future, the Space Exploration Initiative’s course on project development, prototyping, and deployment readiness for parabolic flights.