The missions of the early space age--when a relatively few, very highly trained, physically fit male, pilot/astronauts operated for short times--will be supplemented in the future by missions where large numbers of nonpilot/astronaut men and women will work in orbit for long periods of time on research and industry-related tasks. The lengthening and changing complexity of space operations requires that the psychosocial, habitat design, food systems, and economic aspects of humans working in space be reviewed carefully. In this volume, an interdisciplinary group of experts addresses these aspects of space work and delineates avenues for future research.

chapter 1|23 pages

Psychological Considerations in Future Space Missions

ByRobert L. Helmreich, John A. Wilhelm, Thomas E. Runge

chapter 2|39 pages

Future Directions for Selecting Personnel

ByKirmach Natani

chapter 3|14 pages

Well-Being and Privacy in Space: Anticipating Conflicts of Interest

ByJoan E. Sieber

chapter 4|18 pages

Habitat Requirements, Design and Options

ByRichard L. Kline

chapter 5|16 pages

Man-Machine Design for Spaceflight

ByAllen J. Louviere, John T. Jackson

chapter 6|19 pages

Nutritional Criteria for Closed-Loop Space Food Systems

ByPaul C. Rambaut

chapter 7|13 pages

Rationale for Evaluating a Closed Food Chain for Space Habitats

ByMichael Modell, Jack M. Spurlock

chapter 8|11 pages

Problems of Food Technology in Space Habitats

ByMarcus Karel

chapter 9|10 pages

Use of Phytotrons in Assessing Environmental Requirements for Plants in Space Habitats

ByC. David Raper, Terry A. Pollock, Judith Fey Thomas

chapter 10|10 pages

Controlled-Environment Agricultural Systems for Large Space Habitats

ByJohn M. Phillips

chapter 11|28 pages

Economic Factors of Outer Space Production

ByB. P. Miller