What if something goes wrong?

We are considering emergency-wake procedures for the crew. The best rewarming process for TH patients is an ongoing area of research and study. Generally, a slower warming process that is on the order of a few hours is preferred. But, this dataset is based on patients that have experienced some traumatic injury. A combination of approaches including cessation of the cooling process, active warming, and injection of adenosine, for example, could permit acceleration of the emergency-wake procedure.

Alternatively, we have evaluated an operational protocol that would have at least one crew member awake at all times and the remaining crew members on a 14-day torpor cycle. The impact to our baseline habitat mass for this approach is minimal to support this approach.