Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers: Outer Space Perils, Rocket Risks and the Health Consequences of the Space Environment

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Natural elements and cosmic phenomena in space, such as asteroids, comets, meteors, black holes and super bubbles pose a threat to the planet Earth and spacefarers in the near-Earth environment. ...
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Rocket Dangers

Pp. 134-153 (20)

Dirk C. Gibson


This chapter described and documented the inherent dangers associated with rocket transportation. It was revealed that rockets are the most hazardous mode of transportation ever invented. The intrinsic fact of rocket risk was acknowledged, and the technological nature of rocket risks explored. Spacesuit safety and efficacy were examined. The rigors of acceleration and deceleration were considered.


Apollo XIII, Armadillo Aerospace, Booz Allen Hamilton, catastrophic engine failures, combustion gasses, Commercial Space Act, Federal Register, life support systems, mechanical/thermodynamic, Mojave Spaceport, Northrup-Grumman, propellant, Rand Corporation, Scaled Composites, Space-X, SpaceShip Two, thermal radiation, thermodynamic, toxic vapor hazard, Virgin Galactic.


The University of New Mexico USA.