The IIAS Professional Certificate in Aeronomy provides a practical education for the students interested in upper-atmospheric research from a practical, field-research oriented perspective including the use of research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, and suborbital spacecraft. Students learn to study noctilucent clouds from research aircraft, design space-qualified instrumentation and analyze field data. Remote field deployment and the successful completion of a research thesis is required for graduations.
The IIAS Professional Certificate in Bioastronautics offers concentrations in both Intra-vehicular Activity (IVA) Space Suit Evaluation together with Project PoSSUM and in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) Space Suit Evaluation in partnership with Project OTTER. Using Final Frontier Design space suits, this credential provides the student a hands-on, immersive education that will serve as a career in human space flight and technologies related to the human adaptation to the space environment. Students learn to test IVA spacesuits in microgravity environments, high-G environments, and landing and post-landing environments. Studnets interested in EVA space suit test and operations will learn about life support systems, operational space medicine, Martian and lunar geology, EVA tool development and test, and EVA space suit systems evaluation in gravity-offset and neutrally buoyant environments.
Learn the art of science communication and their ability to inspire and educate everyone from young students to other professionals. The IIAS Professional Certificate in Science Education introduces the student to the citizen-science methodology and then challenges the student to employ varying tools and techniques to engage different communities in science, using the inspiring power of Project PoSSUM and Project OTTER science campaigns.
The IIAS Professional Certificate in Space Flight Operations introduced the student to system engineering of human spaceflight architecture, astrodynamics, contingency operations, and spacecraft egress and post-landing operations. Mission simulation and analog training is used together with theoretical instruction of orbital and post-landing operations.