SAMI [Southern Aero Medical Institute] (2016) Melbourne, US
Slow Onset Hypoxia at High Altitude: Scenario Based Physiological Training
Day 2: Project PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Class 1601
25,000 feet in a high-altitude chamber Flight Operations Facility, Melbourne Florida
Polar Suborbital Science in Upper Mesopshere [PoSSUM] Scientist-Astronaut Candidates assess pressurisation and functionality in hypoxic environments using a high-altitude chamber at Southern Aero Medical Institute (SAMI). This video shows Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, Dustin Wallace, and Amina Patel-Sabale and the range of reported effects of slow-onset hypoxia while continuing to altitude and operating the PoSSUM SIM. This “Scenario Based Physiological Training" enables operational procedures to be matured so that a crew are effectively trained to protect themselves in the event of a cabin depressurisation, such as the depressurisation that killed the crew of Soyuz 11. The voice is Dr. Paul W. Buza, Director of SAMI and hyperbaric neurologist. The footage is courtesy of SAMI and was made freely available online for further analysis and public access. The biomedical data of the participants was collected and maintained as part of a broader study and not contained herein.