Flight Crew Medical Standards and Passenger Acceptance Criteria

The objectives of this project are to: (1) collect and review of the existing literature addressing pilot medical certification, passenger medical evaluation guidelines, and recommendations about testing and training for both crew members and passengers; (2) convene a working group of previous authors of these documents, experts in space medicine and physiology, operational support personnel, training experts, and safety professionals to draft a consolidated set of recommendations for the medical certification of crew members, medical clearance of passengers, and training procedures; and (3) conduct a study of the information that is required for passengers to complete an 'Informed Consent' declaration. In addition to the content of an 'informed consent' document, we will analyze and test the language reading level most appropriate for these forms to be easily understood by both individuals with English as their primary language and those for whom English is a second language.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Commercial Space Transportation, Human Spaceflight - Physiology & Medicine


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $41500.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Davidian, Ken

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at Austin

    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vanderploeg, James

  • Start Date: 20110103
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120106
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30443

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483451
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10-C-CST-UTMB
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2013 1:00AM