Solutions to Space Station Designs

by Cynthia E. Tidler, Eldorado High Sch, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


Any space station that is to be designed for extended human use may require gravity. The artificial gravity field required can be produced by rotating the structure. As the Soviets have shown, living in a zero-gravity environment is physically debilitating and a limiting factor on long duration flights. Therefore, the design of the station needs to be a comfortable and healthy one which would increase the productivity of all crew members without compromising the zero-gravity research environment needed for experimentation.

Subject Headings: Space stations | Gravity forces | Human factors | Rotation | Flight | Environmental issues | Space structures | Space frames

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