Accidents involving astronauts


With the increase in space travel there is a corresponding increase in the risk of accidents involving astronauts. In the event of an accident, a distress situation, or an emergency or unintended landing, the safety of the astronaut would require immediate search and rescue operations. However, the effective conduct of such operations may be impeded by national boundaries if the astronaut is located beyond the territorial limits of the launching state.

Related Problems:
Nuclear accidents in space
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
02.10.2019 – 18:12 CEST