Medical and Biological Problems of Space Flight

Medical and Biological Problems of Space Flight

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Geoffrey H. Bourne
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483264967

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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

  • 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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  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483264967

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Geoffrey H. Bourne

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