Space Technology

Human Spaceflight


Module forBachelor or Master
Responsible personDr.-Ing. Stefan Linke

Enrolment and teaching materials via ISIS

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Stefan Linke

Organization name Space Technology
Building F
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Description of the module

The module imparts knowledge about the basics of planning and implementation of manned space flight. It includes both technical concepts of manned spacecraft and the basics of medical and psychological processes that occur when the human body adapts to the space environment. This course aims to enable students to recognize the complexity of manned space flight in order to develop technical solutions for space exploration, taking into account the medical and psychological effects on the human body. By acquiring this knowledge, the students should be able to participate in research, development and operation of manned space missions, which requires a high degree of interdisciplinary thinking.


  • History of manned spaceflight

  • Man's capabilities and limitations in space

  • psychological selection and training of astronauts

  • Microgravity and altered dark-light cycle as primary stressors in space

  • Basic questions of physiological adaptation to microgravity (cardiovascular system, equilibrium system, bone-muscle system, motor function)

  • Effects of living and working conditions in space on cognitive and psychomotor performance

  • Impact of confinement and isolation on astronaut well-being and behavioral health

  • Psychological challenges of future exploration missions to the Moon and Mars

  • Orbital Equipment

  • Life Support Systems

  • Space transportation systems and space stations

  • Exploration strategies and mission architectures

  • Properties and potential of space propulsion systems

  • Technologies of in-situ resource use and their potential