Safety In Space Exploration
Brian.Shmaefsky last edited by
I am very privileged to be involved with ASTM (https://www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F47) committees on commercial space flight; I get to speak with CEOs of all the major commercial aerospace industries as well as NASA and FAA. It is great that occupant safety and environmental protection becoming key components in space exploration as evident in this article (I was surprised to learn that escape modules were considered too cumbersome an ineffective in space craft): https://www.space.com/nasa-orion-abort-ascent2-test-launch-date.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190224-sdc
Luna Dara.Kelondra last edited by
Wow! That is cool. That is a great position to have. Congrats!
Jeanine.Gelhaus last edited by
hi Brian, I am so surprised that safety isn't #1 for occupants! If we lose a spacecraft, it is millions of dollars. If we lose a person it is a life lost that can never be replaced. Money is important, but I would have hoped that above everything else LIFE would have been the most important consideration. Maybe I misunderstood????