Accession Number:

ADA460819

Title:

Guidance for Medical Screening of Commercial Aerospace Passengers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This document provides general guidance for operators of manned commercial aerospace flights suborbital and orbital in the medical assessment of prospective passengers. This guidance is designed to identify those individuals who have medical conditions that may result in an inflight medical emergency or inflight death, or may compromise in any other way the health and safety of any occupants crew members and passengers onboard a commercial aerospace vehicle. Space flight exposes individuals to an environment that is far more hazardous than what is experienced by passengers who fly onboard current airline transports. With orbital and suborbital flights, pre-existing medical conditions can be aggravated or exacerbated by exposure to environmental and operational stressors such as acceleration, microgravity, and solarcosmic radiation, among others.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology
  • Astronautics
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE