In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The death of former president George H.W. Bush was mourned Wednesday. Boston experts research human deep space medical care. A commercial SpaceX resupply mission heads for the International Space Station (ISS).
Human Space Exploration
Bush remembered for role shaping post-Cold War space policy
SpaceNews.com (12/5): Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94, was honored in Washington on Wednesday and nationally with a Day of Mourning. The former President’s efforts to resume human deep space exploration at the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing are a part of Bush’s legacy. The former President also reached out to Russia at the end of the Cold War to cooperate in future human space endeavors.
How to handle a medical emergency on a deep space mission
Verge (12/4): At Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, researchers are addressing the challenge of providing future human deep space explorers with the medical care they may require during months to years at a time far from Earth. Bottom line, those astronauts must turn to a small but strategic set of resources to contend with a wide range of potential medical emergencies far from a hospital emergency room.