Artificial Gravity: Human Factors Design Requirements

by Stephen D. Capps, Boeing Aerospace & Electronics, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


A major challenge of manned spaceflight is to assure the health, well-being and performance of the space inhabitants. As man ventures beyond Earth's orbit to settle the Moon, explore and settle Mars and its moons, and beyond, the issue of prolonged exposure to weightlessness on man becomes extremely important. This outward progression presents designers with the challenge of creating environments conducive to the average human as well as creating the means of human survival for extended spaceflight and settlement.

Subject Headings: Human and behavioral factors | Public health and safety | Aerospace engineering | Flight | Space exploration | Gravity forces | Orbits | Moon

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