“Aerospace Medicine concerns the determination and maintenance of the health, safety, and performance of persons involved in air and space travel.” [** Aerospace Medical Association]

Aerospace Medicine, as a broad field of endeavour, offers dynamic challenges and opportunities for physicians, nurses, physiologists, bio-environmental engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental health practitioners, human factors specialists, psychologists, physician assistants, and other professionals. The environments of space and aviation provide significant challenges, such as:

· Microgravity
· Radiation exposure
· G-forces
· Emergency ejection injuries
· Hypoxic conditions

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