Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Space in space: Privacy needs for long-duration spaceflight
by Aiken, Jo, M.A., University of North Texas, 2014, 119; 10034640
Abstract (Summary)

Space exploration is a uniquely human activity. As humans continue to push the limits of exploring the unknown, they have sought knowledge supporting the sustenance of life in outer space. New technologies, advancements in medicine, and rethinking what it means to be a “community” will need to emerge to support life among the stars. Crews traveling beyond the Moon will rely on the development of new technologies to support the technological aspects of their missions as well as their quality of life while away from Earth. Likewise, through advancements in medicine, scientists will need to address remaining questions regarding the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body and crew performance. Space explorers must learn to utilize these new technologies and medical advancements while learning to adapt to their new environment in space and as a space community. It is important that researchers address these issues so that human survival beyond Earth is not only achievable but so that life among the stars is worth living and sustaining. This thesis addressed these issues in an attempt to extend the trajectory of space exploration to new horizons.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wasson, Christina
School: University of North Texas
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology
Keywords: Design, Habitability, Privacy, Spaceflight
Publication Number: 10034640
ISBN: 978-1-339-53735-1
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