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Mike Gruntman is professor of astronautics and professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He is the founding director of the USC Astronautics Program. He served (20042007) as the first (founding) Chairman of the Astronautics and Space Technology Division (ASTD) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Today, it is the Department of Astronautical Engineering (ASTE) . ASTE offers BS, MS, Engineer, and PhD degrees in astronautical engineering. The Master's degree can be obtained through distance education, with many classes being webcast.    

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Blazing the Trail:
The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2004
ISBN 1-56347-705-X

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475 pages with 340 figures
Index: 2750+ entries, including 650 individuals

Published in 2007   From Astronautics to Cosmonautics, 2007

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Lecture    1 hr 10 min
 
The Road to Space. The First Thousand Years.

Fifty years ago in October of 1957, the first artificial satellite of the Earth was launched into space.  The lecture focuses on the history of the events that led us to the space age.

Webcast (Part 1 87 min; Part 2 84 min)
Space: From Firecrackers to Interstellar Flight


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Video clips illustrating effects of interest to space mission design and to spacecraft design.




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