Digital Astronaut

    Digital Astronaut



    Due to the limited number of opportunities to collect physiological data from astronauts during spaceflight and the limited size of the astronaut cohort, knowledge of space normal physiology and a detailed understanding of the effects of countermeasures in reduced gravity will not be available from clinical data alone. Furthermore, mission scenarios frequently ask physiology and health questions that must be answered quickly and with limited clinical data.

    The goal of the Digital Astronaut Project is four fold. First goal is to develop the computational tools to quantify space normal physiology. The second goal is to assist Human Research (HRP) discipline researchers in eliminating knowledge gaps. The third goal is to provide input to HRP research investment decisions. The fourth goal is to provide timely input to mission architecture and operations decisions in areas where clinical data are lacking.

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