The Life Support Systems course is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge concerning the challenges inherent in human space flight and the corresponding mitigation strategies.

The curriculum begins with an exploration of the history of space flight, providing context before delving into the unique characteristics of the space environment compared to Earth's. Students will gain an understanding of the physiological effects of space on the human body, along with the corresponding preventive measures.

The course further examines the essential subsystems required to sustain astronauts during both short-term and extended missions in space. These include atmospheric regeneration, water management, waste recycling, fire detection and suppression systems, as well as spacesuit technology. Additionally, the course will delve into bioregenerative systems, crucial for supporting astronauts during prolonged space expeditions.