Humans in Space Program

Somewhere, Something Incredible
is Waiting to be Known…

Over a 5 year period the program will produce:

100 Open Access Books

1,200 Open Access Chapters

50 Public Lectures

Countless New Ideas

Program Director

The Humans in Space initiative is led by Thais Russomano, who will oversee the program, together with the team of book editors and program advisors. Prof Russomano is a world-leading expert in space physiology and medicine with 25+ years of experience. She is the Founder and Scientific Director of InnovaSpace, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the International Space Medicine Consortium, and a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London.

Mankind has only scratched the surface of space exploration so far and I believe this program will help drive the efforts further. With enough enthusiasm and desire, and a committed international multidisciplinary team ready to think outside the box to come up with new ideas - anything is possible.

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Program Advisors

Joan Vernikos

Former Director of NASA Life Sciences division
Inducted into the International Astronautical Federation Hall of Fame for her substantial contribution to the progress of space science and space benefits to mankind.

Vladimir Pletser

Space Operations Training Director, Blue Abyss
Guinness World Record holder for the most number of aircraft flown (12) in parabolas who personally logged over 7,300 parabolas.

Sergi Vaquer Araujo

ESA Flight Surgeon
Astronaut Health Specialist.
Working for ESA at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, where he provides real-time support for astronauts on spaceflight missions.

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Upcoming Books

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Cross Talk Between the Immune and Nervous System in MicrogravityEdited by Alamelu Sundaresan

Cross Talk Between the Immune and Nervous System in Microgravity

Edited by Alamelu Sundaresan

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Extreme Environments and Space Analogues for Space Life Sciences:...Edited by María Alejandra Corzo Zamora

Extreme Environments and Space Analogues for Space Life Sciences: an Integrative View

Edited by María Alejandra Corzo Zamora

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From Bench to Space Exploration: Molecular and Cellular Biology R...Edited by Roberto Dalto Fanganiello

From Bench to Space Exploration: Molecular and Cellular Biology Research in Space Life Sciences

Edited by Roberto Dalto Fanganiello

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Sleep in Extreme Environments: Current Approaches and Future Chal...Edited by Chrysoula Papadeli, MD, MSc and Christos Frantzidis

Sleep in Extreme Environments: Current Approaches and Future Challenges

Edited by Chrysoula Papadeli, MD, MSc and Christos Frantzidis

Program Themes

The Humans in Space Program will cover the broadest range of areas:

  • Space Medicine and Healthcare
  • Manned Mars Missions
  • Space Physiology
  • Past and Future Space Missions
  • Space Psychology
  • Space Pharmacy

Including book topic such as:

  • Space Nutrition
  • Cell Biology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Extreme Environments
  • Space Psychology
  • Astronaut Selection and Training
  • Space Tourism
  • Reproduction in Space
  • Exercise in Space
  • Bone Physiology
  • Space Ethics
  • Space Radiation
  • Extraterrestrial Habitats
  • Space Architecture and Design
  • Sleep and Circadian Rhythm
  • Space Motion Sickness