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Effect of environmental parameters on habitat structural weight and costSpace-settlement conceptual designs were previously accomplished using earth-normal physiological conditions. The habitat weight and cost penalties associated with this conservative design approach are quantified. These penalties are identified by comparison of conservative earth-normal designs with habitats designed to less than earth-normal conditions. Physiological research areas are also recommended as a necessary prerequisite to realizing these potential weight and cost savings. Major habitat structural elements, that is, pressure shell and radiation shielding, for populations of 100, 10,000, and 1,000,000, are evaluated for effects of atmospheric pressure, pseudogravity level, radiation shielding thickness, and habitat configuration.
Document ID
19790024057
Document Type
Other
Authors
Bock, E. (General Dynamics Corp. San Diego, CA, United States)
Lambrou, F., Jr. (Princeton Univ.)
Simon, M. (Stanford Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center Space Resources and Space Settlements
Subject Category
LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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