Proposed Commercial Spaceflight Standard Will Define Passenger Medical Qualifications

ASTM International’s commercial spaceflight committee (F47) is developing a proposed standard that will serve as a guide for medical qualifications for suborbital vehicle passengers. 

The proposed standard (WK76057) will provide a consensus set of passenger acceptance guidelines that can serve as advice to commercial operators as they develop their own medical programs.

Both commercial spaceflight operators and potential passengers will use the guide to understand basic medical questions that will need to be considered prior to flying.  

For more information on ASTM International standards for commercial spaceflight, please watch this video.

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Committee Contact: Katerina Koperna, tel +1.610.832.9728; 

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May 12, 2021