Introduces the basics of atmosphere and space sciences, space exploration, spacecraft design, rocketry, and orbits. Students design, build, and launch a miniature satellite on a high altitude balloon. Explores the current research in space through lectures from industry. Formerly ASEN 2500. Same as ASTR 2500. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-26 credits (Freshmen) Aerospace Engineering (ASEN) majors only.