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The future of manned spaceflight
Author and Affiliation:
Cohen, Aaron(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: This paper examines the future of manned spaceflight in context of past accomplishments and possible future benefits of space exploration. Three technological advances mentioned are a device called the rotating wall vessel, also known as the 'bioreactor,' which allows the study of the growth of cells in three dimensions; the use of microgravity to produce high-quality electronic, magnetic, and superconducting thin films; and mining of helium-3 from the lunar surface for use in future fusion reactions with deuterium. The author then makes recommendations on how NASA should meet the challenges of manned spaceflight.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1993
Document ID:
19940020585
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 94N25067
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: National Academy of Engineering, The Future of Aerospace: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Honor of Alexander H. Flax; p 15-27
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 13p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: MANAGEMENT PLANNING; MANNED SPACE FLIGHT; NASA SPACE PROGRAMS; SPACE EXPLORATION; AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; LUNAR MINING; SPACE PROCESSING
Imprint And Other Notes: In National Academy of Engineering, The Future of Aerospace: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Honor of Alexander H. Flax p 15-27 (SEE N94-25065 06-99)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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