Human Habitat Design for the Space Exploration Initiative

by Robert Boyd, Planetary Sciences Lab, Denver, United States,
Scott Geels, Planetary Sciences Lab, Denver, United States,
Benton C. Clark, Planetary Sciences Lab, Denver, United States,
Carolyn Cooley, Planetary Sciences Lab, Denver, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III

Abstract: The design of spacecraft to accomodate humans for long lengths of time e.g. conjunction-class human missions to Mars, must carefully consider both the physical and mental health of the crew members, while maintaining low mass and power requirements. In order to study the design, fabrication, and human factors issues of long term habitats, the Space Habitat and Operations Module (SHOM) facility is constructedat Martin Marietta Astronautics Group. As a result of this design study, methods are being determined to minimize the mass and power required for space habitats.

Subject Headings: Space exploration | Space colonies | Human factors | Public health and safety | Aircraft and spacecraft | Building design | Fabrication | Astronomy

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