Equal access to space: New study investigates how to get more ‘parastronauts’ aloft

A new study sponsored by NASA investigates the feasibility of sending people with disabilities safely into space and returning them back to Earth.  

The appraisal, called the Parastronaut Feasibility Foundational Research Study, makes a number of recommendations, including revising medical standards for astronaut selection and using parabolic aircraft flights to demonstrate parastronaut proof of principle.