The space environment poses a number of health and safety risks to humans, and in order to make space travel and exploration safe and productive, the challenges that humans face in space must be identified and overcome. The procedures, technologies, activities, and equipment that are used to keep crewmembers safe in the space environment are known as “countermeasures.
The HRP team responsible for identifying and developing these methods and techniques is known as the Human Health Countermeasures Element. Using a number of research facilities and sites designed to mimic various space environments, scientists, and engineers in this element work to test and refine new procedures and equipment that will improve the health and safety of crewmembers and minimize the possibility of negative outcomes or other long-term effects caused by space travel.
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