|Title:||Fundamentals of space medicine|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Kluwer, 2005|
|Series:||Space technology library|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-4020-3434-3|
|Size:||xxiv, 361 p. / ill. / 24 cm|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Subjects:||Space flight--Physiological effect ; Space medicine|
Topics discussed in this book include: adaptation of sensory-motor, cardio-vascular, bone and muscle systems to the microgravity of spaceflight; psychological and sociological issues of living in a confined, isolated and stressful environment; operational space medicine, such as crew selection, training and in-flight health monitoring, countermeasures and support; results of space biology experiments on individual cells, plants, and animal models; and the impact of long-duration missions such as the human mission to Mars. The author also provides a detailed description of how to fly a space experiment, based on his own experience with research projects conducted onboard Salyut-7, Mir, Spacelab, and the Space Shuttle.
2009 luigi napolitano book award from IAA.
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