Dr. Vadim Y. Rygalov

Vadim Y. Rygalov, Ph.D. in Physics & Mathematics, is a biophysicist and has worked in the area of Closed Ecological Systems (CES) studies and Bio-Regenerative Life Support since 1979 after his graduation with MS in Ecological Biophysics from Krasnoyarsk State University (KSU), Central Siberia, USSR. He is also an Associate Professor, UND John D. Odegard School of Aero-Space Sciences, Space Studies Department Consultant for KSC NASA Space Life Sciences Lab. During his education in KSU in 1969 – 1977 he was participating in a series of pilot researches related to investigation of human physiological and psychological limits. He received his Ph.D. for work ‘Systems Analysis of Environment/Organism Optimal Interaction: Sea Macro-Algae Growth and Development’ in 1987 from Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Krasnoyarsk, USSR) and Pacific Research Institute of Oceanography & Fishery Sciences Ministry of Fishery Industry USSR (Vladivostok, USSR). His current interests involve studies of closed ecological system functioning and their applications for human life support in space; limits of stable human/environment interactions; human factor limits & control algorithms in high risk operations, etc. He is also interested in applications of developed technologies for human life support in unusual (primarily extreme) environments: years 1999 – 2004 he spent at the Space Life Sciences Lab KSC NASA working with Low Pressure Space Greenhouse prototypes.

Broadcast 2299 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Vadim Rygalov, Dr. John Jurist. Topics: High altitude freefall, astronaut rescue from space and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1887 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Vadim Rygalov, Annie Wargetz. Topics: Dietary impact & related nutritional issues for extreme habitats & spaceflight. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1613 (Special Edition)

Guests; Dr. John Jurist, Brian Enke, Dr. Vadim Rygalov. Topics: This is a webinar discussion concerning the comprehensive human factors requirements for a manned deep space or Mars mission. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming.

Broadcast 931 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Vadim Rygalov, Assistant Professor of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota, returned for this program to discuss stress and emotional, physiological, psychological and radiological issues for long duration space missions. Dr. Rygalov began the discussion by summarizing the key issues facing those experiencing long duration space missions and he explained why most of the research focuses on short mission, which is defined as less than 3-5 months long. Do not miss this discussion. One listener asked Dr.

Broadcast 576

Deep Space Message: This is the Deep Space Message by Dr. Vadim Rygalov, Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA: Greetings from Earth (third planet from the Sun in our planetary system in the Milky Way Galaxy)! Hello Colleagues from the Intelligent Universe Community! My name is Vadim Rygalov and I am an Assistant Professor from the UND Space Studies Department.

Broadcast 831 (Special Edition)

Dr. Vadim Rygalov was the guest for this special two hour Space Show program. Dr. Rygalov continued his discussion from the last time he was a guest on the program regarding mental, emotional, and stressful situations encountered by cosmonauts and astronauts as a result of long term spaceflight. We began the discussion talking about the high stress environment in space and human psychological factors, first with suborbital tourism and future tourist stays of up to a week or so at a space hotel.

Broadcast 470 (Special Edition)

Dr. Vadim Rygalov was the special guest for this two hour Space Show program. Dr. Rygalov began the interview with a discussion about psychological and isolation problems faced by Soviet cosmonauts in long term space flight. Long term space flight was defined as anything over 3-5 months in duration. Less than that is considered short term space flight. Furthermore, Dr. Rygalov characterized six phases of psychological status for cosmonauts/astronauts. Phase 1 was termed the acute stage and was approximately 2-3 months.

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