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Building a Space-Faring Civilization

Advancing the Renaissance of Science, Medicine and Human Performance in Civilian Spaceflight

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 2025
  • Editors: Marianne Legato J, Michael Schmidt A
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 3 8 5 0 - 8
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 3 8 5 1 - 5

Building a Space-Faring Civilization: Advancing the Renaissance of Science, Medicine and Human Performance in Civilian Spaceflight explores an exponentially expanding, unique ne… Read more

Building a Space-Faring Civilization

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Building a Space-Faring Civilization: Advancing the Renaissance of Science, Medicine and Human Performance in Civilian Spaceflight explores an exponentially expanding, unique new trajectory for humankind—spaceflight. This book provides state of the art information on how to select the most qualified humans to undergo space travel and secondarily, consider how human physiology might be modified genetically and/or epigenetically to adapt individuals to live and perform various tasks in extraterrestrial environments. It is a novel source of current biomedical, technical, legal and social implications/issues/data associated with our exploration of space.

The interest of commercial developers is enormous. The impact on human health, (already benefiting substantially from devices developed in response to life in microgravity that have had important uses on earth), including our ability to prolong life spans is enormous. It is a time of unprecedented opportunity, literally presenting humans with new worlds to explore. The challenges are enormous and should are highlighted in the book such as ethical issues that involve intellectual property, geographical subdivision of extraterrestrial bodies, our approach to other and diverse life forms—these are only some of the important topics anyone in the field will find crucial for study and advancing science, medicine and human performance in civilian spaceflight.