Humans in Space: Challenges for Exploration
July 3 - 8:00 am - July 4 - 2:00 pm
The course is unique within Australia and covers a broad range of topics relevant to human aeronautics and space flight. The program is multidisciplinary, addressing the physiological, medical, and psychosociological issues that are unique to space flight and planetary exploration, as well as the challenges these issues present. The course is targeted for an audience that ranges from aerospace professionals and enthusiasts to allied health, nursing, and medical professionals. While the course focuses on space flight, many of the physiological and medical issues discussed are also manifested in test pilots, flight test engineers, and individuals in extreme or remote environments.
Course material will be delivered on the Zoom platform through plenary lectures and workshops. The content covers topics applicable to all forms of human spaceflight and provides a solid grounding in the basic physiological and environmental challenges facing humans in space. You’ll learn about:
• the space environment
• microgravity and artificial gravity
• orbital mechanics
• physiological consequences and adaptations of space flight
• life support systems
• the psychology of expeditionary behaviour
• medical aspects of commercial space tourism
• medical support for deep space exploration
• the psychological challenges of long duration missions
• prolonged effects of microgravity
• novel space suit designs for exploration missions, and
• space tourism
• space analogue environments
The lectures will be delivered on the Zoom platform over two weekends, Saturday 26 June & Sunday 27 June, and Saturday 3 July and Sunday 4 July, from 0750 to 1245 Australian Eastern Standard Time. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Find out more and register here.