Welcome to the MIT Media Lab’s course on project development, prototyping, and deployment readiness for parabolic flights. This course supports an annually chartered research flight. Admitted student teams will be offered project-deployment slots on the Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative’s Spring 2021 parabolic flight. This course will cover three main topic areas:
Rapid prototyping and engineering skills to prepare projects for operation in microgravity
Logistics, training, and safety pre-approval steps to meet flight readiness requirements and pass a Technical Readiness Review (TRR)
Creative and technical lenses for the future of space exploration, exploring the Media Lab’s “theories of change” and MIT parabolic flight research examples across Science, Engineering, Art, and Design, and across departments
Important Notice: The class will be filmed, and the footage may be made public.
Questions? Please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.