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Erik Seedhouse

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Why I Want to Build a MoonBase

To establish a test-bed for technology and mission architectures for missions to Mars

I'm Passionate About

Extended duration missions in austere environments

Professional Biography

Erik Seedhouse works as an assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. He is also the Manager of the suborbital spaceflight simulator, and mission control center. Between 2008 and 2013 he was director of Canada’s manned centrifuge operations and managed the hypobaric facility at DRDC Toronto. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the Space Medical Association. In 2009 he was one of the final 30 candidates in the Canadian Space Agency’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. Erik is the Editor-in-Chief for the Handbook of Life Support Systems for Spacecraft and a published author, with more than 25 books to his name. When not training commercial astronauts and enjoying the sun on the Space Coast he can be found on the Big Island of Hawaii or in Sandefjord, Norway.

How I and/or my organization will contribute to building a MoonBase. - 250 Max Characters

Embry-Riddle Commercial Space Operations students will be conducting lunar analog missions in Summer 2018.

Let's Talk About

Life support, genetic engineering of astronauts, human hibernation

My Areas of Expertise

Life support systems. Popularization of lunar missions in advance of Mars missions