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Effects of The Extreme Environment of Space on Humans

This session is about experiments exploring the effects of the extreme environment of space on humans. It also include the history of the Institute of Biomedical Problems, and the importance of such research for deep space flights. These are important concepts for students to understand in order to make sense of humanity's rapidly approaching multiplanet future.


Anastasia Stepanova is a PhD candidate in Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines, crew member of the international space projects "Mars-160" and "SIRIUS-19", the first female test subject in the experiment "Dry Immersion", engineer, and space journalist.



Watch the full session for free on the Space Education Summit YouTube channel. This was presented during session one of the the 3rd Space Education Summit, which was hosted by the Human Space Program, with support from ARES Learning, Celestial Citizen, Earthscape VR, and Ignited Thinkers.


Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.


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