Review of NASA’s Evidence Reports on Human Health Risks

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Biomedical and Health Research, Environmental Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

Activity Description

NASA has requested a study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide an independent review of more than 30 evidence reports on human health risks for long-duration and exploration space flight. The evidence reports, which are publicly available, are categorized into four broad areas:

  1. behavioral health and performance;
  2. human health countermeasures (with a focus on bone metabolism and orthopedics, nutrition, immunology, cardiac and pulmonary physiology);
  3. radiation; and
  4. human factors issues.

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