Risk Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes & Decrements in Performance due to inflight Medical Conditions
Short Title: Medical Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:09 AM (Central)
Element: Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC)
Evidence:  Report
Risk Master Logic Diagram:  Not Available
Point of Contact:  Kris Lehnhardt
HRP Risk Status: Active [current research ongoing]
Risk Ratings and Dispositions per Design Reference Mission (DRM) Category
DRM CategoriesMission
OperationsLong-Term Health
LxCRisk Disposition *LxCRisk Disposition *
Low Earth Orbit6 months3x2Accepted3x2Accepted
1 year3x3Accepted3x2Accepted
Deep Space Sortie1 month3x2Accepted3x1Accepted
Lunar Visit/
1 year3x3Requires Mitigation3x2Requires Mitigation
Deep Space
1 year3x4Requires Mitigation3x4Requires Mitigation
Planetary3 years3x4Requires Mitigation3x4Requires Mitigation
Note: LxC is the likelihood and consequence rating. The information above was last approved by the Human System Risk Board in 4/2019.
Risk Statement
Given that medical conditions will occur during human spaceflight missions, there is a possibility of adverse health outcomes & decrements in performance during these missions and for long term health.
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