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Medical and Biological Problems of Space Flight - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228655, 9781483264967

Medical and Biological Problems of Space Flight

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Conference Held in Nassau, the Bahamas, November, 1961

Editor: Geoffrey H. Bourne
eBook ISBN: 9781483264967
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 300
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Medical and Biological Problems of Space Flight covers the proceedings of the conference held in Nassau, the Bahamas. The book focuses on the biological and medical problems of space flight, as well as advanced manned space systems, cardiovascular adaptability, weightlessness, and remote visual monitoring. The selection first offers information on the development of manned space vehicles and advanced manned space systems, including manned satellite and space stations, safety considerations, and man-machine aspects. The book also takes a look at Marsflight II space cabin simulator and device for simulating weightlessness. Discussions focus on the psychological aspects of real and simulated weightlessness; physiological effects of real and simulated weightlessness; and critique of simulation excellence. The publication examines maintenance of cardiovascular adaptability during prolonged weightlessness and the physical, biological, and medical aspects of weightlessness. The text then ponders on remote visual monitoring during extended space missions and cosmic ray shower production in manned space vehicles. Topics include electron-proton showers and limitations imposed by communications on transmission of pictorial information from a space vehicle. The selection is a valuable reference for readers interested in the medical and biological problems of space flight.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Chapter 1. The Development of Manned Space Vehicles

Chapter 2. Advanced Manned Space Systems

Chapter 3. Marsflight II Space Cabin Simulator

Chapter 4. A Device for Simulating Weightlessness

Chapter 5. Maintenance of Cardiovascular Adaptability during Prolonged Weightlessness

Chapter 6. Weightlessness: Its Physical, Biological, and Medical Aspects

Chapter 7. Remote Visual Monitoring during Extended Space Missions

Chapter 8. Cosmic Ray Shower Production in Manned Space Vehicles

Chapter 9. Evaluation of Water Recovery Systems for Space Vehicles

Chapter 10. Nutritional Aspects of Space Flight

Chapter 11. Growth and Toxicity Studies on Rats Fed Chlorella 71105

Chapter 12. Experiments Related to the Chemical Origins of Protein

Chapter 13. Role of the Chimpanzee in Space Programs

Chapter 14. Man in Space—A Medical Bonanza

Subject Index


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