Space life sciences

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 192–197

Habitability factors in a rotating space station

  • B. D. Newsom

DOI: 10.1007/BF00928163

Cite this article as:
Newsom, B.D. Space Life Sciences (1972) 3: 192. doi:10.1007/BF00928163


The ease with which a crew can habituate to rotation will be a major criterion in determining the habitability of an artificial gravity space station. The factors which contribute to that habituation include rotation rate, stability, and crew orientation. Problems associated with each of these factors can be alleviated by proper space-station design.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. D. Newsom
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Manned Spacecraft CenterHoustonUSA