Exploring space produces unique problems that we must address in order to sustain life. These challenges include radiation, dust, isolation, confined spaces, reduced gravity and sensory differences. In efforts to mitigate associated risks, we continually research external resources with potential to reduce portfolio gaps. Concurrently, we actively seek opportunities to apply our internal innovations and unique assets outside of human space exploration in order to enhance terrestrial life.
In addition to providing Subject Matter Experts in the areas of occupational medicine, radiation, immunology, human factors, aerospace medicine, neurosciences, biochemistry, nutrition, muscoskelatal systems, reduced gravity, acoustics, habitability, microbiology, toxicology, kinesiology, the SLSD supports the following facilities and labs.
You can access our Organization Chart for more detailed information regarding specific facilities, capabilities, divisions, labs, projects and groups.