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 Releases Findings for 100-Person Mars Transfer Vehicle Using Torpor Inducing Habitats

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Atlanta, October 16, 2015 – SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) is pleased to release its recent findings evaluating the potential of its torpor-technology to enable sending an unprecedented number of passengers on a mission to Mars. The objective of this work was to develop an engineering design for a 100-crew settlement-class in-space habitat that leverages our […]

SpaceWorks receives NASA NIAC award for future Mars exploration concept

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The idea of suspended animation for interstellar human spaceflight has often been posited as a promising far-term solution for long-duration spaceflight. A means for full cryo-preservation and restoration remains a long way off still. However, recent medical progress is quickly advancing our ability to induce deep sleep states with significantly reduced metabolic rates for humans […]

SEI featured in Erik Seedhouse’s new book “Martian Outpost, The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on Mars”

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In 2007 SEI performed an independent Mars exploration study which is now featured in the following: Seedhouse, Erik. Martian Outposts: The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on Mars. Chichester, UK: Praxis Publishing Ltd. 2009. ISBN 978-0-387-98190-1 As the book states: “The architecture proposed by SEI of Atlanta probably represents the most innovative mission plan […]