|Increasing human G-resistance for exploration class missions by full body immersion in a liquid
|Jenna Tiwana, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2017
|1 electronic resource (71 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|Liquid immersion and ventilation are concepts which have been explored since the 1940’s in various forms, including science fiction, and for several different purposes. The main research drivers for these techniques tend to be either medically based or that of exploration, these taking the forms of terrestrial exploration, in space or in marine conditions. Interstellar travel may require significantly high g-loads and as such, protection against these in human spaceflight missions will be necessary; liquid immersion provides a possible means by which to achieve this. This project will investigate previous studies carried out surrounding liquid immersion and ventilation with the aim to be a compendium of research documenting known effects of immersion on humans. Furthermore, an interdisciplinary approach has been adopted with legal, ethical and technological aspects being considered. Finally, due to the forefront space nature of this project, discussions are predominately orientated towards the hypothetical situation where an astronaut would undergo such techniques for g-load protection to achieve interstellar travel and satisfy humanity’s innate curiosity to go beyond our cradle of Earth.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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