TRAILBLAZING MEDICINE

Sustaining Explorers During Interplanetary Missions

Erik Seedhouse

TRAILBLAZING MEDICINE: Sustaining Explorers During Interplanetary Missions To prepare for the day when astronauts leave low-Earth orbit for long-duration exploration missions, space medicine experts must develop a thorough understanding of the effects of microgravity on the human body, as well as ways of mitigating them. To gain a complete understanding of the effects of space on the human body and to create tools and technologies required for successful exploration, space medicine will become an increasingly collaborative discipline incorporating the skills of physician, biomedical scientists, engineers, and mission planners.

Trailblazing Medicine