Will Astronauts Wash Clothes on the Way to Mars?

dc.creatorEwert, Michael K.
dc.creatorJeng, Frank F.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-27T15:39:40Z
dc.date.available2015-10-27T15:39:40Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-12
dc.descriptionBellevue, Washington
dc.descriptionMichael K. Ewert, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
dc.descriptionFrank F. Jeng, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
dc.descriptionThe 45th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Bellevue, Washington, USA on 12 July 2015 through 16 July 2015.
dc.description.abstractFuture human space exploration missions will lengthen to years, and keeping crews clothed without a huge resupply burden is an important consideration for habitation systems. A space laundry system could be the solution; however, the resources it uses must be accounted for and must win out over the reliable practice of simply bringing along enough spare underwear. NASA has conducted trade-off studies through its Logistics Reduction Project to compare current space clothing systems, life extension of that clothing, traditional water-based clothes washing, and other sanitizing techniques. The best clothing system depends on the mission and assumptions but, in general, analysis results indicate that washing clothes on space missions will start to pay off as mission durations approach a year.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otherICES-2015-053
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/64351
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher45th International Conference on Environmental Systemsen_US
dc.titleWill Astronauts Wash Clothes on the Way to Mars?en_US
dc.typePresentationen_US

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