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About This Course



During this course you will learn about the oxygen requirements for the human body and how oxygen is processed and used by the body. Hypoxia and trapped gas disorders along with the dangers of increased carbon dioxide levels and hyperventilation are presented. Altered gravity environments that are experienced during suborbital flight are described along with the effect on the human body. The topic of vision problems during the various phases of a suborbital flight is included. Space motion sickness and some tips for dealing with it are also provided. Space radiation and the associated health effects are presented. Life support systems provide humans with an acceptable environment to maintain normal biological functions, to optimize human performance in the hostile environment of space, and to protect against dangers such as toxic exposures of radiation. This course discusses life support system as they apply to suborbital flight. The course presents human factors topics which include noise and vibration, movements in hypergravity, medical standards & conditioning, as well as decision making and crew resource management.  

The Idea

Beyond Blue Aerospace was established in January 2010 as a federal (Canadian) corporation to provide products and services for aviation, rocketry, and spaceflight.

The primary operational goal of Beyond Blue Aerospace (BBA) is to develop an efficient and reusable suborbital vehicle capable of takeoff and landing like a conventional aircraft.

The Offerings

To help fund our research and development efforts, as well as contribute to aviation, rocketry, and spaceflight, BBA has chosen to create an online education portal and shop.

Every attempt will be made to provide a cross section of services and products that complement the corporate mandate.

100% Beyond Blue

The aim is to offer products and services directly created and provided by BBA resources.

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Actionable Training


This knowledge you can apply in the real world.

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Premium Course Material


Based on well researched textbooks.

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Challenging Quizzes


We put you to the test to show off what you learned.

Second in a Four Course Series



This is the second course in our for part Suborbital Spaceflight Ground School Series. Check out:

  • Suborbital Space Environment
  • Suborbital Rockets
  • Space Law

You can register any one of these courses or choose a four course bundle and save!

Learning Outcomes


This is the 2nd course in the Suborbital Spaceflight Ground School. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of space life sciences, life support systems, and human factors as it applies to suborbital spaceflight..


Choose a Pricing Option

$215

Course 2 with Textbook

Includes online course and physical textbook shipped to you

Fee includes online course access and physical textbook shipped to you. Orders outside of North America may have additional shipping charges apply. Shipping information will be required to receive the text material.

12 payments of $22/month

Payment Plan Course 2 - Textbook Included

Twelve Month Payment Plan Including Textbook

Payment Plan includes online course access and physical textbook shipped to you. Orders outside of North America may have additional shipping charges apply. Shipping information will be required to receive the text material.


Payment Plan must be completed to receive certificate of completion.

$125

Course 2 Fee - No Textbook

Online Course Only

Fee covers this online course only.


This is for students who already own a copy of the Suborbital Pilots Ground School Manual. It is highly recommended that you have this text when taking any of the BBA Spaceflight Ground School courses. If you do not have a copy of the manual choose the course with textbook option.

12 payments of $12/month

Monthly Payment Plan Course 2 - No Textbook

Twelve Low Monthly Payments - No Textbook

The student will have to complete all payments to get a certificate of completion.


This plan covers the online course only.


This is for students who already own a copy of the Suborbital Pilots Ground School Manual. It is highly recommended that you have this text when taking any of the BBA Spaceflight Ground School courses. If you do not have a copy of the manual choose the course with textbook option.