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Biomedical Results of the Space Shuttle Program.


PB2014103574

Publication Date 2013
Personal Author Risin, D.; Stepanak, P. C.
Page Count 406
Abstract Space Shuttle Promgram provided, for the first time, access to hundreds of crew members flying aboard dozens of missions to observe the physiological, behavioral, and performance effects of weightlessness, isolation, confinement, and taks-related challenges associated with space flights lasting as many as 18 days in low-Earth orbit. This program also required the development of unprecedented approaches for maintaining the health, safety, and operational readiness space crew members to perform their challenging duties effectively and effictemly. Biomedical flight test requirements were completed in the following areas: physiological adaptation to microgravity, cabin acoustical noise, cabin atmospheric evaluation, radiation dosimetry, crew exercise equipment evaluation, and a cardiovascular deconditioning countermeasure assessment.
Keywords
  • Countermeasures
  • Human performance
  • Space shuttles
  • Space flight
  • Medical services
  • Launching
  • Planning
  • Astronauts
  • Contingency
Source Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Corporate Authors National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201409
Biomedical Results of the Space Shuttle Program.
Biomedical Results of the Space Shuttle Program.
PB2014103574

  • Countermeasures
  • Human performance
  • Space shuttles
  • Space flight
  • Medical services
  • Launching
  • Planning
  • Astronauts
  • Contingency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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