This book addresses the four basic areas of space work: the psychological aspects of working in space; the design of orbiting facilities; the production of food in space; and the economics of industrial activity in space, and delineates avenues for future research.
1. Psychological Considerations in Future Space Missions 2. Future Directions for Selecting Personnel 3. Well-Being and Privacy in Space: Anticipating Conflicts of Interest 4. Habitat Requirements, Design and Options 5. Man-Machine Design for Spaceflight 6. Nutritional Criteria for Closed-Loop Space Food Systems 7. Rationale for Evaluating a Closed Food Chain for Space Habitats 8. Problems of Food Technology in Space Habitats 9. Use of Phytotrons in Assessing Environmental Requirements for Plants in Space Habitats 10. Controlled-Environment Agricultural Systems for Large Space Habitats 11. Economic Factors of Outer Space Production