Towards Homo Spacialis (humans in space)
Dr. Andrea Chonin, RN, MSN, Ed.D.
November 26, 2012
I would like to see and participate in the research as to how humans will evolve in space environments. Martha Rogers (Nurse Theorist and Futurist) used the term Homo Spacialis (humans in space) to describe that our bodies will evolve when exposed to long term microgravity environments. I would like to be the person who determines what level of gravity is needed for bone growth to occur and if a rotational space craft is going to be necessary for children to grow and develop appropriately in space with their parents. I would love to help determine what the new norms for growth and development will be and to provide anticipatory guidance for families living permanently in space colonies.
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