Syllabus for

From the Earth to the Moon

Princeton University Freshman Seminar
FRS 104, Spring 2014

Robert Stengel

							Dreams, History,
Week		Science & Mathematics			Business, & Policy
1 		Introductory Concepts			Early History & Fiction

2 		Orbital Motion				Early History & Fiction

3 		Orbital Motion				Precursors to Space Flight

4 		Launch Vehicle Flight Dynamics 		Early Space Age

5 		Rocket Propulsion & Staging		Antecedents to Apollo

6 		Interplanetary Travel			Apollo & the Space Race

				==Mid-Term Break==

7 		Lunar Transfer				Lunar Missions, 
							Astronauts, & Science

8 		Space Vehicle Design			Building Spacecraft & 
							Launch Vehicles
9 		Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics		Robotic Lunar Spacecraft
		& Control

10 		Spacecraft Guidance			Project Management

11 		Telemetry, Communications, 		Commercial Space Flight
		& Tracking
12 		Spacecraft Power & 			Social & Political 
		Thermal Control				Aspects of Space Flight

13 				==Reading Period==

Weekly reading assignments can be found at the course entry on Blackboard at Princeton.

Principal references for the seminar include the following:

References that are not accessible on the Internet are on reserve in the Engineering Library.

 FRS 104, From the Earth to the Moon
last updated April 18, 2014,
Copyright (c) 1996-2014 by Robert F. Stengel. All rights reserved.