Making of an Astronaut

Humanity’s first space explorer, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, orbited around the globe on 12 April 1961, more than half a century ago. Since then, more than 566 people from 37 nations have blasted themselves into the deep black abyss, unravelling its mysteries. 

By 2035, we will have the first humans to land and live on our next planet, Mars. The next 15 years would see a series of giant leaps, present several critical challenges that will be overcome by some of the most ingenious minds humankind has produced. And who knows, you (children in schools today), could be the next Mars Walkers!

The course consists of 10 sessions (9 sessions + 1 workshop) and is offered in English. 

Each session would be of 50 minutes. Special Q&A session every Sunday.

Recommended Age Group: 10 years onwards​

Price of Course: Rs 4,500  

 

Brochure: 
 

Course Overview

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Understanding Universe and Space

Knowing Cosmos

Our quest to understand how the universe works start with the study of the building blocks - matter, energy, space, and time. 

This module is divided into three sessions:
 

  • Why an ASTRONAUT?
    Brace yourself as we rewind the clocks—all the way back, 13.8 billion years, and see how all this ridiculous amazingness surrounding us got started.
     

  • What is Space and Time?
    Brace yourself as we rewind the clocks—all the way back, 13.8 billion years, and see how all this ridiculous amazingness surrounding us got started.
     

  • Heroes of Space Exploration
    Let's delve into some exciting stories of humanity's greatest minds, both well-known and unrecognized, who were responsible for many daring space missions.

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Travelling Through Space

Basics of Space Flight

North, South, East, and West are Earth-related directions that are used for navigation here. But, how to astronauts navigate in space?

This module is divided into three sessions:
 

  • Journey of Spacecrafts
    In this session, we will talk about the vehicle that carries us beyond the Earth's atmosphere, through space to other planetary bodies and back home again.
     

  • Suiting up for Space Travel: The Spacesuit
    Space is an extremely hostile place. We will examine the various issues of walking in outer space and how spacesuits come to our rescue.
     

  • Suiting up for Space Travel: The Spacesuit Space is an extremely hostile place. We will examine the various issues of walking in outer space and how spacesuits come to our rescue.

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Voyage To A New Home

Potential Habitable Worlds

We have landed men on the Moon. Can we colonize other worlds? Which will be the celestial bodies you would be walking on?

This module is divided into three sessions:
 

  • ISS: Our first home on the 200,000th floor The International Space Station (ISS) is humanity’s most expensive structure circling around the planet every 90 minutes. We will discuss in detail about this satellite.
     

  • Racing Towards Moon
    Let's explore the Earth’s only satellite which is moving around our home planet in cold and lifeless isolation, in an orbit that increases an inch and a half a year.
     

  • Why Mars, and not another celestial body?The establishment of a colony on Mars has been a dream for decades. We will explore the challenges and opportunities of colonizing the Red Planet.

Meet Your Trainer

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Srijan Pal Singh

India's #1 Science Author and Former Advisor to Dr. Kalam

Srijan Pal Singh is an author, education innovator, futurist and social entrepreneur. He studied in La Martiniere College and then completed his Engineering and further went to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad to study management. He was awarded the Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder Student of the 2009 batch at IIM-A and was also the President of the Student’s Council there.​

 

He served as Officer on Special Duty and Advisor (Technology and Policy) at the Office of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam where he worked as a close aide to the former president on various consulting works. Some of the projects include Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), Kalam-NSS, USA Initiative for Space-based Solar Power,  Projects on Koodanakulum Nuclear Plant, Neutrinos, Development Plans for various governments across India, Russia, Maldives, Canada and UAE.

He has interacted with leading institutions of the world for addresses/research and delegate visits including, FermiLab (Chicago), UKCA Yorkshire, CERN (Switzerland), Boulby Underground Dark Matter Laboratory, Harvard University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Boston University, Kentucky University, Sydney University, University of Edinburgh, St Gallen's University (Switzerland), Beijing University, HBS, DRDO, BrahMos Missile Project, Toyota Motors (Georgetown), George Washington University, Mahindra, NITI Aayog, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and many other leading institutions across the world. He has been a host to several Nobel Laureates and Astronauts in his shows.