Session 5: Australians in Space: Living Systems and the Future
Humans will be venturing further into space over the coming decade than ever before. Explorers will be exposed to the hostile environments and challenges that living beyond the protection of Earth’s atmosphere brings. Australian researchers and clinicians are working on strategies that will help humans live sustainably, remain healthy and perform at their best off-Earth. This panel examined Australia’s current and future contributions to 3 areas that humans as living systems require to achieve those goals – psychological support in isolation and confinement, medical care in remote and extreme environments, and growing space resilient plants for sustainable nutrition.
Moderator: Associate Professor Gordon Cable, Australian Space Agency, University of Adelaide and University of Tasmania
- Professor Matthew Gilliham, University of Adelaide
- Professor Siobhan Banks, University of South Australia
- Dr John Cherry, Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine