LAUNCHER - Learn About the Universe 'Nd its Conquest by Humanity Employing Rockets

General description

The seemingly infinite emptiness of the universe gives humanity since its beginning a feeling of curiosity, freedom, adventure... and also a bit of fear. If YOU are not afraid, then come with us to uncover the mysteries of space along with engineers, astronomers and sociologists who will draw an overview of the space conquest seen from every angle !

This course is well adapted if you seek some deep experience on this subject for your future academic or professional life, as well as if you only want to improve your general culture on this (infinitely) interesting topic.

Plus, this will be your best opportunity in a while to :

-Meet lovely French people

-Discover the City of Lights

-Experience the French baguette croissant life

-Experience the French BEST Spirit

So don't be shy, apply ! ;)

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering , Materials Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
Space exploration engineering : materials for spaceships, energy gestion, reliability History and geopolitics of space conquest until nowadays
Learning goals and objectives:
The academic goal of our Course is to draw an overview of the space conquest driven since mid-20th century until nowadays, both on a social geopolitical side and on a technical and engineering side.
Examination type:
Presentation or project work
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter and answers to questions related to the topic and to your personnality. Interest for this topic, open minded and curious are needed :) Communicate without problem in English is compulsory. Real will to learn about France and French culture.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Accomodation will be given very next to our academic place & BEST Local Group center : ENSTA Paris. Everyone of you will have a 18m² studio for the week, with private bathroom.
3 meals per day cooked by organizers, with at least one warm. Arrangement will be made for people following a special regime. Possibility to go for food outside during activities in the city.
By train, subway, bus, walking for in-the-city activities, all by foot at our academic place.