Space life sciences

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 192–197 | Cite as

Habitability factors in a rotating space station

  • B. D. Newsom


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.


Organic Chemistry Geochemistry Space Station Rotation Rate Major Criterion 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Brady, J. F. and Newsom, B. D.: 1968, 19th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, IAF paper No. B 118.Google Scholar
  2. Clark, B. and Stewart, J. D.: 1968,J. Expert. Psychol. 78, 329–339.Google Scholar
  3. Clark, B. and Stewart, J. D.: 1970,Acta Otolarying 69, 231–238.Google Scholar
  4. Dole, S. H.: 1960,Design Criteria for Rotating Space Vehicles, RM 2668, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.Google Scholar
  5. Faget, M. A. and Olling, E. H.: 1967, inThird Symposium on the Role of the Vestibular Organs in Space Exploration, NASA SP-152, pp. 7–15.Google Scholar
  6. Graybiel, A. and Wood, C. D.: 1969,Aerospace Med. 40, 638–643.Google Scholar
  7. Kurzhols, P. R., Adams, J. J. and Hodge, W. F.: 1962, ‘Space-Station Dynamics and Control’, A Report on the Research and Technological Problems of Manned Rotating Spacecraft, NASA TN-D-1504.Google Scholar
  8. Newsom, B. D. and Brady, J. F.: 1966,Aerospace Med. 37, 1152–1157.Google Scholar
  9. Newsom, B. D., Brady, J. F., and Goble, G. J.: 1965,Aerospace Med. 36, 322–326.Google Scholar
  10. Newsom, B. D., Brady, J. F., Shafer, W. A., and French, R. S.: 1966,Aerospace Med. 37, 778–783.Google Scholar
  11. Newsom, B. D., Brady, J. F., and Stumm, J. E.: 1968, Gyroscopic Stimuli to the Semicircular Canals During Sensory Deprivation’, Final Report, vol.4, NASA Contract NAS1-7309, Langley Research Center.Google Scholar
  12. O'Laughlin, T. W., Brady, J. F., and Newsom, B. D.: 1968,Aerospace Med. 39, 505–508.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1972

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations