‘Donald Trump wants humans back on the Moon by 2024, as part of a new spacefaring age’ – Paul Rincon, BBC News
And that’s not all – there are talks of new spacecraft and a Lunar Gateway that will help push us on to Mars, taking us further than ever before from the safety of Earth.
As plans move into more remote regions of space, analog missions need to adapt in order to account for accidents that impact crew members, because ‘accidents can happen anywhere’.
One ground-breaking study did just this. ICAres-1 was the first analog mission to test procedures and equipment by a crew whose member was a person with disabilities. The team carried out a two-week mission in Poland, testing the accessibility of the habitat, EVA procedures and carrying out biological experiments such as hydroponic plant cultivation.
The most exciting bit? LUNARES Research station Medical Director, R&D Manager and contributing author, Aleksander Wasniowski, joined us at #WEM19 to discuss the key learning points from this incredible analog!
Who: Aleksander Wasniowski
What: ‘Disability in Space – The Next Leap’
When: Day 1 (Saturday 23rd November)
Where: Salisbury Suite
Join us this year for one of the most energetic and unique networks in the universe and be part of the world’s greatest gathering of extreme medics and thought-leaders; dedicated to inspiring and sharing medical knowledge with you. Book your place today!