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Analysis of the Skylab Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program (SkyHSP)
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Immunology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
A well-defined Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program was first introduced into the space program on the Apollo 14 mission. The program was initiated following a number of prime crew illnesses and crew exposure to persons with infectious illnesses during mission critical periods. As a result of these incidences, it was recognized throughout the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that crew illness could cause loss in valuable crew training time, postponement of missions, or could even compromise crew safety and mission success.

The purpose of the Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program was, therefore, to minimize the possibility of adverse alterations in the health of flight crewmen during the preflight, in-flight, and postflight periods.


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Publications
Anonymous. Probability of illness definition for the Skylab flight crew health stabilization program. January 01, 1974. NASA-CR-140300. [NTRS]

Ferguson JK, Mccollum GW, and Portnoy BL. Analysis of the Skylab flight crew health stabilization program. In: Biomedical Results from Skylab p. 45-52. Washington, DC: NASA Headquarters; 1977:53-63. NASA SP-377. [NTRS]

Keywords
Allergy and immunology
Clinical medicine
Primary prevention
Population surveillance

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Parameters
Rate of illness reported
Upper respiratory infections

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Skylab 2 05/25/1973 06/22/1973 28 days
Skylab 3 07/28/1973 09/25/1973 59.5 days
Skylab 4 11/16/1973 02/08/1974 84 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Eric Gallagher
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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