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Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792


Human aspects in deep space missions design

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

October 05-07, 2015 San Francisco, USA

Antoine G Faddoul

Tony Sky Design Group, USA

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Aeronaut Aerospace Eng

Abstract :

The conventional aspects of design reach distinctive levels when considering extended manned-space journeys. Although space travel started decades ago, space design has been limited to short distance and short term trips, considering that the farthest manned trip was to the moon taking few days each way. Adding the human factor to the equation drags a long list of social and psychological features to be considered. A hundred design items related to three main areas; structure, environment, and human needs were evaluated assessing their requirements to achieve sustainable spacecraft with longer durability, minimal maintenance, and self-sufficiency. Items were analyzed according to their status whether current technology, developing technology, or future technology. Each item was mapped according to how the science, technology, and design behind it would evolve in the upcoming years. The items are mostly associated with the functions of Earthlings daily needs, re-evaluated to be suitable for space travel. Such approach provides comprehensive futuristic scenarios through surveying the progress status of each item to help answering questions including: â�?¢ How is the structure of a spacecraft affected by the social aspects of its crew? â�?¢ How much more time is anticipated for each item to be ready for testing? How do the inhabitants of a spaceship foster their daily functions and needs over the span of a mission? â�?¢ How will social life onboard develop compared to that on Earth? â�?¢ How would we evolve into a spacefaring society while the technology is being developed?

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