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Living in space : the astronaut and his environment

Author: Mitchell R Sharpe
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company Inc., 1969.
Series: Doubleday science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows how man fits into the scheme of space exploration and the means by which he becomes a functional and necessary element of the spacecraft. For the most part, it regards man in space today; but where it is relevant to do so from a technical or physiological viewpoint, it also looks at man's future activity in space. Since man was not designed by nature to exist in space, the major problem to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell R Sharpe
OCLC Number: 11805
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Why man in space? --
The hazards of space --
The hazards of being human --
Simulating space flight --
Maintaining life in space --
Keeping in contact --
Medical 'spinoff' --
Prospect --
Suggested reading.
Series Title: Doubleday science series.
Responsibility: Mitchell R. Sharpe.

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This book shows how man fits into the scheme of space exploration and the means by which he becomes a functional and necessary element of the spacecraft. For the most part, it regards man in space today; but where it is relevant to do so from a technical or physiological viewpoint, it also looks at man's future activity in space. Since man was not designed by nature to exist in space, the major problem to be overcome is in adapting him to the space flight environment. This process is examined in five chapters that describe the hazards of manned space flight, the stresses upon the astronaut, the means of selecting the best men and simulating space to train them, and the methods of maintaining life in space. Chapter 6 looks at the all-important problems of maintaining contact with the astronaut by means of biotelemetry. Chapter 7 looks at some of the valuable medical "byproducts" that accrue to man on Earth as a result of research to place man in space. The future prospects for manned space travel in both the US and USSR form the contents of the final chapter. - p. 19.

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Physiological effects of Space Flight

by metalbass.com (WorldCat user published 2006-06-09) Good Permalink
Published in 1969 192 Pages with some color illustrations.A decent overview of the Space Environmentand Life Support Systems and technology at that time.www.metalbass.com
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