Mars has captivated the human imagination since the very earliest civilizations. It is the most explored planet in the solar system and that is unlikely to change. Getting to Mars is relatively easy, surviving on Mars will be the real challenge. The free online course “How to Survive on Mars: The Science Behind the Human Exploration of Mars” will introduce the key scientific concepts needed for humans to survive on Mars, where there is no air to breathe, no water to drink and no food to eat.
How to Survive on Mars Course Content
- The interdisciplinary skills and meticulous planning required to sustain human life in such a hostile environment;
- Case studies and insights from leading experts in the field of Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics and Geology will demonstrate the basic science and problem-solving skills you can use in everyday life;
- Essential science and problem-solving skills;
- Applying basic science to explore possible ways of producing water, oxygen, food and energy on Mars;
- Communicating possible solutions and outcomes to problem-based scenarios.
This is an introductory course and anyone can enjoy it without prior knowledge of the subject.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Created by: Monash University
- Educators: Tina Overton and Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway
- Starts: 24 October 2016
- Duration: 4 weeks x 3 hours per week
- Certificates available