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Space Biology Beyond LEO Instrumentation & Science Series Science Working Group 2022 Annual ReportHumans are poised to explore deep space: the realm of space beyond Earth's orbit. NASA will soon send humans back to the Moon with the Artemis program, and is developing programs to support crewed missions to Mars. Human exploration of such new environments demands fundamental research that can provide the knowledge necessary to ensure the safety of explorers and aid in the development of a sustainable presence in space. Accordingly, the Agency's Moon to Mars objectives1 include three goals in the area of Human Biological Sciences (HBS-1, -2, -3), with the aim to "Advance understanding of how biology responds to the environments of the Moon, Mars, and deep space to advance fundamental knowledge, support safe, productive human space missions and reduce risks for future exploration." Advancing this understanding is a task that is both complex-- comprising diverse organisms, processes, and methods-- and difficult-- because the very aspects of deep space that we strive to understand are the aspects that make it hard to conduct research in that environment. This report of the Beyond LEO Instrumentation & Science Series Science Working Group (BLISS-SWG) represents input from a group of scientists from diverse disciplines within the space biology research and engineering community on the nature of the science and technology that can be used to achieve those aims.
Document ID
20230008417
Document Type
Other - Science Report
Authors
Elizabeth Blaber
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York, United States)
Thomas Boothby
(University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming, United States)
Christopher E. Carr
(Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
R. Craig Everroad
(Ames Research Center Mountain View, California, United States)
Jamie Foster
(University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, United States)
Jon Galazka
(Ames Research Center Mountain View, California, United States)
Jessica Audrey Lee
(Ames Research Center Mountain View, California, United States)
Matthew Lera
(Ames Research Center Mountain View, California, United States)
Antonio Ricco
(Stanford University Stanford, California, United States)
Lauren Sanders
(Blue Marble Space Seattle, Washington, United States)
Nathaniel Szewczyk
(The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, United States)
Candice Tahimic
(University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, United States)
Paul Todd
(Techshot (United States) New Albany, Indiana, United States)
Parag Vaishampayan
(Ames Research Center Mountain View, California, United States)
Siva Vanapalli
(Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas, United States)
Ye Zhang
(Kennedy Space Center Merritt Island, Florida, United States)
Marinka Zitnik
(Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
Lynn Harrison
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Shreveport, Louisiana, United States)
Date Acquired
May 31, 2023
Publication Date
February 8, 2023
Publication Information
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 719125.02.01.02.02.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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Keywords
Space Biology
Beyond LEO
Deep Space
Biology
Biological Sciences
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