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NPR 8900.1B
Effective Date: December 16, 2016
Expiration Date: December 16, 2021

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Health and Medical Requirements for Human Space Exploration

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Health & Medical Officer

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Institutional and Programmatic Health and Medical Requirements and Responsibilities for Human Space Exploration

1.1 Overview
1.2 NASA Health and Medical Standards for Human Space Exploration
1.3 Institutional and Programmatic Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 2. Human Health-Related System Design Requirements

2.1 System Design Requirements

Chapter 3. Human Health-Related Research and Technology

3.1 Requirements Definition
3.2 Operational Implementation

Appendix A. Definitions

Appendix B. Acronyms

Appendix C. Process for Establishing Health and Medical Standards

Appendix D. Transition to Operations Review Process (TORP)

Appendix E. Process for Evaluating an Operational Exception to Health, Human Performance, and Medical Standards

Appendix F. Ethical Principles and Responsibilities

Appendix G. Copy of the Administrator's Letter of Direction to Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO) and Agency Program Management Council (APMC) Decision Memo

Appendix H. Reference Documents


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