Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Beyond LEO - Human Health Issues for Deep Space Exploration

Robert J. Reynolds

Mortality Research & Consulting Inc.


Carcinogenesis Acute Radiation Syndromes Radiation-induced Neurological Dysfunction Space Radiation Dose Rates Muscle Atrophy Cardiovascular Deconditioning Bone Density Loss Exercise Countermeasures SANS Intraocular Pressure Visual Acuity Immune Dysregulation Reactive Immunity Passive Immunity Isolation Sleep Deprivation Communication Performance

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About the book

Over the past six decades we have learned a great deal about the human health consequences of space travel and exploration. The need to gather and interpret this knowledge launched a whole new field in medicine: space medicine.

Space medicine continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Though the International Space Station has provided a wealth of information on human health during and after long-duration stays in microgravity, and simulation studies with humans and animals have helped to shed light on the mechanisms associated with observed physiological effects, much remains to be learned before humans will be ready for true deep space exploration or to colonize the moon. This volume gathers cutting-edge research from leading experts in the field of space medicine, with an eye toward understanding health effects and developing countermeasures to overcome or adapt to them.

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Date completed: September 17th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: December 7th 2019

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Review results due: February 25th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 25th 2020

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About the editor

Robert J. Reynolds

Mortality Research & Consulting Inc.

Dr. Reynolds\' research has focused on mortality and life expectancy in occupational groups (such as professional athletes, astronauts, and fashion models), and of persons with a variety of medical conditions affecting life expectancy, including mental illness, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented papers or posters at professional meetings of academic organizations, including the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Texas Public Health Association, the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Research (SPER) and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). Dr. Reynolds is a member of the American Statistical Association, SER, the Aerospace Medical Association, and a Fellow of the AACPDM.

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