Interplanetary Outpost

The Human and Technological Challenges of Exploring the Outer Planets

  • Erik¬†Seedhouse

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 1-21
  3. Erik Seedhouse
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  4. Erik Seedhouse
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  5. Erik Seedhouse
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  6. Erik Seedhouse
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  7. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 111-132
  8. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 133-162
  9. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 195-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-253

About this book


Water has been discovered on the Saturnian moon, Enceladus, and on Jupiter's moons, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Where there is water, could there be life? Could this tantalizing possibility result in a manned mission to the outer planets? But how will such a mission be designed, what propulsion system will be used, and what hazards will the crewmembers face?

Interplanetary Outpost describes step by step how the mission architecture will evolve, how crews will be selected and trained, and what the mission will entail from launch to landing. It addresses the effects that exteneded duration, radiation, communication, and isolation will have on the human body, and how not only performance but behavior might be affected.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Erik¬†Seedhouse
    • 1
  1. 1.MiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9747-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9748-7
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