Gap SANS-203: Determine if radiation has a contributing role in the development of ocular manifestations.
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:31 PM (Central)
Responsible Element: Human Health Countermeasures (HHC)
Status: Open
Description
Present state of knowledge: It is unknown if radiation levels to be experienced by astronauts during missions to Gateway, the Moon, or Mars, will increase the likelihood of developing SANS.

Research approach: In collaboration with the HFBP and Space Radiation Elements, HHC has been and will continue to pursue studies evaluating the combined effects of weightlessness (real or simulated) combined with deep-space type of radiation exposures, utilizing animal models. Studies evaluating crewmembers assigned to deep-space missions in comparison to crewmembers who completed ISS missions.
Target for Closure
An understanding of the effects of radiation on development of ocular changes. Note: The tri-element CBS project is conducting similar evaluations with regards to radiation-related brain changes.
Mappings
Risk Risk of Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS)
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