A Feasible, Near-Term Approach to Human Stasis for Long-Duration Deep Space Missions

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Author: Mark Schaffer, John E. Bradford, PhD., Doug Talk, M.D. Published: 30 September 2016 Paper (PDF)   Author: Mark Schaffer, John E. Bradford, PhD., Doug Talk, M.D. Published: 30 September 2016 Presentation (PDF) Abstract Recent medical progress is quickly advancing our ability to induce torpor, a deep sleep hibernation-like state, in humans for extended periods of time. The […]

Advancing Torpor Inducing Transfer Habitats for Human Stasis to Mars

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Author: John E. Bradford, PhD. Published: 24 August 2016 Presentation (PDF)   Abstract Recent medical progress is quickly advancing our ability to induce torpor, a deep sleep hibernation-like state, in humans for extended periods of time. The authors propose to place crew and passengers in a prolonged hypothermic state during space-mission transit phases (outbound and Earth-return) to […]

SpaceWorks 2014 Nano/Microsatellite Market Assessment

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Author: Elizabeth Buchen Published: 18 August 2014 Paper (PDF)   Author: Elizabeth Buchen Published: 18 August 2014 Presentation (PDF)   Abstract Since 2008, SpaceWorks has actively monitored global nano/microsatellite activities, and annually publishes a summary update as a free service to the small satellite development and launch communities. SpaceWorks’ 2014 projection of the 1-50 kg […]