PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

  • Systems Engineering & Engineering
    Systems Engineering & Engineering
  • On-Demand Learning
    On-Demand Learning

Most engineering and science majors are not required to take a course in geology. This course is for NASA engineers and scientists who are interested in understanding the geological systems and events that shape Earth, and then relating that knowledge to the moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies

This course is designed for NASA engineers and scientists with no background in geology.

Technical Areas Addressed
  • Formation, history, and composition of the earth, moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies
  • Earth’s dynamic geological systems
  • Forces and influences that continue to change Earth, moon, and Mars
  • Lunar and Martian geology and their impact on design of exploration vehicles and landing gears
  • Science of the solar system
  • Searching for life

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APPEL Library Resources

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All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Debate hypotheses about the formation and history of Earth, moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies.
  • Describe the dynamic systems that continue to shape our planet and how they impact life on Earth, such as energy sources, water availability, climate change, and natural hazards.
  • Recognize the forces and influences (such as life) that continue to change Earth, moon, and Mars.
  • Examine geological conditions that humans could face as they continue to explore the moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies.
  • Describe how different planetary compositions may affect lunar and Martian vehicles and landing gears.
  • Identify potential signatures of ancient life that might still remain on Mars.

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