A Multi-Purpose Astronaut Shower for Long-Duration Mirogravity Missions

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M. C. Bernasconi; M. Versteeg; R. Zenger (2008), JBIS, 61, 172-185

Refcode: 2008.61.172
Keywords: Space hygiene, AKOS, space shower, IHAB

An initial study for an Advanced Kind Of Shower (AKOS) has attempted to define the need and advantages, as well as develop a concept, for an astronaut's shower. Relying on past studies, on flight experiences, and on the ensuing critiques, and building on an interdisciplinary approach, the study defined a modular piece of equipment that - using parts inspired by commercially- available products - that for the first time could satisfy different functions for the hygiene, well-being, and health support of the crew members.

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