Operational Space Medicine

  • Gilles Clément
Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 23)


Crew health care through all phases of spaceflight is a further assurance measure for mission success. Flight surgeons shepherd their assigned crewmembers through all mission phases, including training, medical exams, pre-launch suit-up, and post-landing recovery. These doctors are so essential that they are always first on scene for landing. If crewmembers were not mentally and physically healthy, their nominal and emergency interactions with the vehicle might be fatally compromised.


Space Mission Exploration Mission Space Medicine Shuttle Mission Medical Evacuation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Space UniversityStrasbourgFrance

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