2022 AMI Online Salon

How Gravity Affects the Human Body

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Kerstyn Gay
  • Client: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • Copyright:  Kerstyn Gay, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Procreate and Adobe Illustrator and Animate
  • Final presentation format: webpage
  • Primary Audience: general lay audience

Project Description

Gravity field changes in space have a great effect on the human body and it is important to consider these effects, and corresponding countermeasures when discussing space exploration. Despite immense interest in the universe, the general public is rarely aware of the risks that come with sending humans to space or the preventative measures developed to keep astronauts safe. This digital interactive will be located on NASA’s Human Research Programs website and will help educate the general public and anyone interested in space exploration. The interactive uses simple illustrations, animations and text to lead the lay audience through the effects which occur to the human body due to microgravity as well as the countermeasures which have been developed to prevent and correct said effects. Overall, the resource will be used as an educational tool which is not only informative but is fascinating to explore and will get people interested about the future of human space exploration.