Ground-Based Analogs to Simulate Effects of the Spaceflight Environment on Humans
About the Speaker
Dr. Cromwell is the Associate Chief Scientist for International Collaborations in the NASA Human Research Program. She has served in a number of capacities since beginning her work with NASA in 2008. Most notably is her involvement in ground-based spaceflight analogs. She served as the lead scientist for the NASA bed rest facility with oversight for planning, study implementation, and facility operations. She was involved in development of the new Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA); and served as lead scientist for the first 2-years of scientific missions conducted in that isolation analog. Currently, Dr. Cromwell is working with the International Partners to collaborate for use of spaceflight analogs abroad. These facilities include the :envihab research facility in Cologne, Germany; and the Russian isolation chambers in Moscow, Russia.
This presentation will focus on ground-based analogs used by NASA and their international partners for simulating the effects of spaceflight on humans. Discussion of analogs that affect human physiology such as bed rest and dry immersion will be included. Analogs used for isolation and confinement such as the new NASA Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), and polar stations will be presented. Collaborations with international partners in ground-based analogs will also be highlighted.
Grand Forks, ND
Cromwell, Ronita L., "Ground-Based Analogs to Simulate Effects of the Spaceflight Environment on Humans" (2016). Space Studies Colloquium. 59.