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Astronaut Selection – Medical Standards

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Abstract

In this entry, the history of medical screening standards for the selection and retention of professional astronauts is examined. The evolving views on risk and human factors are discussed in their relationship to changing screening and selection criteria, and current selection standards are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Aerospace Medicine and Vestibular Research LaboratoryThe Mayo Clinic, ArizonaScottsdaleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Michael W. Bungo
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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