Minor Injury Severity Scale

It is proposed that a Minor Injury Severity Scale (MISS) for Orbital Human Space Flight (HSF) be developed that identifies unacceptable injuries in the course of non-nominal HSF operations. A highly specific, descriptive, and quantifiable set of categories which facilitate accurate and objective classification will be created. The scale should reflect tissue damage as an outcome that is sensitive to the differential effects of injuries on-orbit in micro gravity. This MISS for orbital HSF should be developed by physicians experienced in HSF such as those that have supported Johnson Space Center Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Commercial Space Transportation, Commercial Space.


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  • Status: Active
  • 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 Medical Branch

    301 University Boulevard
    Galveston, TX  United States  77555-0144
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jennings, Richard

  • Start Date: 20120601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34990

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489581
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10-C-CST-UTMB
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2013 1:01AM