CSO 399: Spacesuit Up! Embry-RiddleAeronautical University students final video project Greece 2017

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Dr. Ryan Kobrick

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In the summer of 2017, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) students ventured to Greece on a month-long study abroad program (Summer A). 18 bold students enrolled in the ERAU Office of Global Engagement’s Antikythera Mechanism program. 9 explorers signed up to take the first ever “CSO 399: Spacesuits & Human Spaceflight Operations” course, designed and delivered by Professor Ryan L. Kobrick, Ph.D., the ERAU Spacesuit Utilization of Innovative Technology Laboratory (S.U.I.T. Lab) Principal Investigator. This course introduced students to human spaceflight topics including spacesuit history, design, human factors considerations, space life support systems, as well as IVA and EVA operations. The unique offering was designed to take advantage of the clear water visibility in the Aegean Sea by conducting practical underwater demonstrations of spaceflight operations, similar to activities conducted by NASA at Aquarius Reef Base during their NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) campaigns. The ultimate goal of the CSO 399 course was to introduce spacesuits and human spaceflight operations in-situ and build upon that knowledge to provide students with an understanding of the design process required to aid us in exploring the cosmos. The knowledge base presented was be used to help solve problems in future spacesuit development. This video is the student’s summer-long group project and final deliverable.



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CSO 399 Trailer - Study spacesuits and human spaceflight operations in Greece this summer!


Nicholas Lopac directed and edited both the final video and the trailer.

Dr. Ryan Kobrick produced the videos.