Shuttle-Mir History/Science/Life Support Risk Mitigation

Life support systems are a very important part of any space station. These systems provide the fundamental items that every human needs: air to breathe, water to drink, and temperature control. This research involved utilizing the Russian Mir Space Station as a test bed for building life support systems on future space stations.

The research focused on performing a thorough analysis of the life support systems currently on Mir, as well as studying systems planned for use on the International Space Station. Systems that regenerate air and water, systems that provide quality air and water, EVA monitoring, and medical restraint systems were all studied.


Experiments List:
Crew Medical Restraint System (CMRS)
Volatile Organics Analyzer (VOA)
Volatile Removal Assembly (VRA)
Water Quality Monitor (WQM)


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