Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered if there's life out there? In this class you will travel to planets and moons, in and beyond our Solar System, to discover the real science behind the search or E.T. Discussions include astrobiology, mission planning and more!
Starting with a look into astrobiology, the study of the possibility of life in the Universe and the Drake equation. You will form an understanding of why we look for life and where the idea of intelligent life out in the Universe came from.
After understanding the science behind the search for life, you will continue this course by discovering the missions that are being planned and launched to search out there! From Europa to distant exoplanets, you will gain knowledge of how we look out for E.T...
Bringing you back down to Earth and humanity, you will be looking into the research happening now on the ISS to help understand the effects of space travel on the life we currently know about... you and me! Human space flight is becoming closer to a reality for people like me and you, but what could that mean for our bodies and quality of life?
I’m Natasha! I study Physics with Space Science at the University of Leicester and I would love to share my passion and knowledge of STEM subjects!