Definition of bioastronautics in US English:



  • The study of the effects of space flight on living organisms.

    • ‘Aboard the Station, research has been conducted in bioastronautics, physical sciences, fundamental space biology, space product development and space flight disciplines.’
    • ‘Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition Four and Five crewmembers performed a total of 12 bioastronautics investigations.’
    • ‘Course content included bioastronautics (ie, the study of the effects of space travel on humans), occupational health, and human and research requirements in space (eg, hygiene, preventive medicine).’
    • ‘NASA also released the bioastronautics solicitation that efficiently consolidates activities from six existing contracts designed to support the Space and Life Sciences Directorate at JSC.’