HFS 500: Human Spaceflight and Performance
HFS 500 – Human Spaceflight and Performance (3 credits)
This course examines the effects of spaceflight on human health, productivity, and safety. Students will explore the impact of varying gravity fields, methods and technologies to address isolation/confinement, radiation, and living in closed environments, by assessing their effects on behavioral, psychological, physiological, and medical factors. Students shall investigate methodologies to mitigate overall risks of human spaceflight and facilitate longer exploration missions to achieve space settlement. Topics may include achieving safe spacecraft environment, air and water measuring and monitoring technologies, and quality assurance testing of critical life support systems.
Instructor: Prof. Frank White