1990-07-01

Long Term Life Support for Space Exploration 901277

Recent Presidential directives have intensified the study of human participation in Solar System Exploration within the United States. NASA has updated its planning baseline for these missions, (1) and has identified improved life support as one of the key capabilities needed to enable long duration missions of exploration. This paper discusses the question of life support for the exploration missions of the future, and suggests a strategy for the development of these critical systems.

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