About this Event
12610 Quivira, Overland Park , KS 66213https://www.enrole.com/kupce/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=OC23327H&courseId=OSH380&categoryId=10037
Wednesdays, June 7-21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Imagine a day without space-based capabilities. What would happen to your television? How do you forecast the weather? Global finance grinds to a halt. The stock markets crash. Your credit card becomes useless. Air travel stops. The trucking industry falters. Space-based capabilities touch your everyday life in so many ways that are normally unperceived. This course will examine the American and global dependency realized through space-based capabilities and how your daily life depends on those systems. We will look at the answers to several questions to include: Where are satellites? How do they orbit? How are they impacted by solar weather? Do solar flares really cause problems on earth? How does GPS really work? How critical are satellites to national security and commerce? And in all of those movies, what is reality and what is director's license?