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America's Greatest Projects and Their Engineers - IV

COURSE NO: B06-006
COURSE PROVIDER: Dominic Perrotta, P.E.
America's Greatest Projects and Their Engineers - IV
Note: New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit by your State Licensing Board. For complete information, please visit the websites of the NYOH and PA State Licensing Boards.
Course Highlights

This online engineering  PDH course describes the nearly overwhelming challenges that were encountered by the engineers and their contractors. Many of the events leading up to Project Mercury that culminated with American engineers orbiting the Earth should be familiar to the readers. As Project Mercury achieved increasing success in its missions, it was followed by millions on radio and TV around the world. This course, however, offers more insight and actually chronicles those events, beginning with the development of liquid-fuel rockets.


Following the end of World War II, the USA and the Soviet Union entered into an often bitter confrontation that became known even to this day as the Cold War. While the USSR continued to expand their communist agenda around the world. The French, recognizing that the nuclear "Arms Race" between the United States and the USSR was spinning out of control, had proposed an International Geophysical Year (IGY). The IGY would be an effort by engineers and scientists from around the world to collaborate on some of the latest technological achievements in the fields of space travel, radar, and computerization.


This 6 PDH online course is intended for engineers of all disciplines interested in understanding the project management strategies applied as well as the leadership skills and techniques used to overcome the obstacles encountered in the technological achievements of Project Mercury and the subsequent groundwork for the next two phases of the U. S. Space Program.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding why the USA moved forward with the project despite indifference and a minimum of public and government support.
  • Learning why the USSR was able to outpace the USA in the early years of the "Space Race".
  • Recognizing the effort to place the space program under one responsible agency.
  • Discovering how leadership played such a major factor in one of the most significant projects in the history of the United States.
  • Learning about missile and rocket design and recognizing the contributions of the pioneers who were ahead of their time.
  • Understanding the obstacles that confronted the Project Mercury Team and their consistent efforts to overcome early failures.
  • Realizing that the success of Project Mercury moved the USA into a leadership role and enabled America to place a man on the moon by July of 1969.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “America’s Greatest Projects and their Engineers - IV ".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
America's Greatest Projects and their Engineers - IV (1.8 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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