Strategic Opportunities & Partnership Development Office Phone: 281.483.3000
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Johnson Space Center
Mail Code: AO
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
Capabilities to monitor and analyze on-orbit acoustical noise. Experts and facilities to verify that hardware and systems meet acoustical requirements for providing a safe, healthy, and habitable environment in which crewmembers can live, work, and communicate.
Uniquely equipped with anthropometric and biomechanical instrumentation and population analysis based analytical and modeling capabilities to test and verify if all eligible crew/passengers can be accommodated, and fitted with a protective suit that enables performance of reach and access tasks. ABF’s unique expertise can aid in identifying potential ergonomic and occupational biomechanical problems with recommended solutions to improve suited passenger’s safety, comfort, and injury protection.
Performs computer aided human factors analysis and simulation, utilizing high-performance computer graphics workstations interfacing with commercial off-the-shelf tools, open source applications and in-house designed and developed tools to address human engineering issues for space design and analyses such as lighting and viewing, habitable volume and ergonomics.
NASA’s conceptual human-centered design studio – leveraging expertise in industrial design, architecture, and systems engineering to solve the unique challenges of living and working in extreme environments. The Habitability Design Center provides advanced spacecraft concepts using rapid prototyping and mockup fabrication techniques to acquire user and stakeholder feedback early in the design process.
Investigates and evaluates proposed lighting systems for use on space vehicles to enhance the crews' direct and indirect viewing, including characterization of existing lighting systems and graphical, math model based prediction of lighting and viewing properties.
This highly skilled interdisciplinary team serves as a NASA-wide resource for microbial issues associated with living and working in closed environments specializing in spaceflight operations, including requirements development, environmental monitoring (including enumeration, microbial characterization and identification), potable water analysis, crew diagnostics, food analysis, crew training, biosafety review of payloads, and flight hardware and technology development.
Provides 24/7/365 solar radiation environmental monitoring and manned spaceflight operations support. The Space Radiation Dosimetry Laboratory provides radiation dosimetry support through the measurement of crew radiation exposures and characterization of vehicle environments.
Provides expertise in space toxicology and new environmental technology development. Capabilities to assign toxic hazard levels of chemical compounds flown, perform offgas testing of flight hardware and modules, and monitor and analyze air quality in human space vehicles.
Provides analysis, evaluation and usability testing of crew interfaces for work areas and equipment. This includes computer displays and controls, workstation systems, or evaluation of entire spacecraft cabin or module habitable volume.
Expertise in environmental chemistry, food nutritional analysis, analytical quality assurance, toxicology, the development of water quality monitors, and water quality engineering. Capabilities to assess and monitor and evaluate water quality, and analyze nutritional content of food.
Produces and certifies all food provided by NASA for spaceflight missions. Ensures appetizing, nutritious, food systems that are safe and easy to prepare on-orbit. Capabilities also include research and development of new foods and food packaging for current and future space missions.
This collection of intramural life sciences discipline laboratories conducts peer-reviewed applied research as well as provides clinical testing and expertise. Scientists and physicians conduct biomedical research in- flight on ISS and Shuttle, as well as in spaceflight analog environments to better characterize the effects of living and working in space on human physiology and to evaluate the candidate countermeasures.
Maximizes the use the ISS and other spaceflight platforms to assess the effects of spaceflight on human systems, devise and verify strategies to ensure optimal crew behavior and performance; and develop and validate a suite of integrated physical (e.g., exercise), pharmacologic and/or nutritional countermeasures against deleterious effects of spaceflight that may impact mission success or crew health.
The Telescience Support Center (TSC) provides assigned payload services to the International Space Station (ISS), Space Transportation System (STS), SPACEHAB mission payloads, and other programs as required. The facility provides display and control capabilities using uniquely configured computer hardware and software to support payload experiments. The facility receives voice, video and data from external interfaces and provides these features to the JSC TSC users. Using state-of-the-art technology and Intranet concepts, TSC processes and distributes engineering and science data to the associated user communities. The TSC also provides payload users access to various data and information management services.
Provides the analysis of cellular and molecular damages in astronauts due to space radiation exposure. Using biodosimeters, and state-of-the art cytogenetic biomarker detection techniques, it ensures and records critical health critical health assessment of astronaut radiation exposure records assessment of astronaut exposure for overall astronaut health and safety.
Manage projects that develop deliverables (requirements, prescriptions, and hardware) for research and flight programs. Manage the capability for scientists to conduct ground evaluations using spaceflight analogs, providing access to spaceflight platforms for flight validation and certification of countermeasures, and transitioning countermeasures from research to on-orbit operations.
Ground and space-based clinical capabilities and secure medical information solutions and medical systems that enable data acquisition, data analysis, and data distribution of medically relevant data, information and knowledge.
Medical experts and laboratories to provide diagnostic and medical treatment to crewmembers through all phases of preflight training, during on-orbit operations (through telemedicine), and during postflight recovery and rehabilitation.