Space Station Freedom Environmental Health Care ProgramThe paper discusses the environmental planning and monitoring aspects of the Space Station Freedom (SSF) Environmental Health Care Program, which encompasses all phases of the SSF assembly and operation from the first element entry at MB-6 through the Permanent Manned Capability and beyond. Environmental planning involves the definition of acceptability limits and monitoring requirements for the radiation dose barothermal parameters and potential contaminants in the SSF air and water and on internal surfaces. Inflight monitoring will be implemented through the Environmental Health System, which consists of five subsystems: Microbiology, Toxicology, Water Quality, Radiation, and Barothermal Physiology. In addition to the environmental data interpretation and analysis conducted after each mission, the new data will be compared to archived data for statistical and long-term trend analysis and determination of risk exposures. Results of these analyses will be used to modify the acceptability limits and monitoring requirements for the future.
Richard, Elizabeth E. (Krug Life Sciences, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Russo, Dane M. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
August 16, 2013
July 1, 1992
Man/System Technology And Life Support
SAE PAPER 921138
Meeting: SAE, International Conference on Environmental Systems