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Artificial gravity

Author: Gilles Clément; Angelia P Bukley
Publisher: Hawthorne, Calif. : Microcosm Press ; New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Space technology library, v. 20.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Protecting the health, safety, and performance of exploration-class mission crews against the physiological deconditioning resulting from long-term weightlessness during transit and long-term reduced gravity during surface operations will require effective, multi-system countermeasures. Artificial gravity, which would replace terrestrial gravity with inertial forces generated by rotating the transit vehicle or by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Artificial gravity.
Hawthorne, Calif. : Microcosm Press ; New York : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2007921198
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gilles Clément; Angelia P Bukley
ISBN: 9780387707129 0387707123 9780387707143 038770714X 9786610865390 6610865396
OCLC Number: 187042937
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Gravity Of The Situation --
Physics of Artificial Gravity --
History of Artificial Gravity --
Physiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: The Sensory-Motor System --
Physiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: The Cardiovascular System --
Physiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: The Neuromuscular System --
Phyysiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: Adaptive Processes in Bone --
Interactions Among the Vestibular, Autonomic, and Skeletal Systems in Artificial Gravity --
Interactions Among Artificial Gravity, The Affected Physiological Systems, and Nutrition --
Artificial Gravity And The Immune System Function --
Medical, Psychological, and Environmental Issues of Artificial Gravity --
Safety Issues in Artificial Gravity Studies --
Recommended Research.
Series Title: Space technology library, v. 20.
Responsibility: editors, Gilles Clément and Angie Bukley.


This book reviews the principle and rationale for using artificial gravity during space missions, and describes the current options proposed, including a short-radius centrifuge contained within a  Read more...


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From the reviews:"The book has grown out of the work of the ESA Topical Team on Artificial Gravity, which issued its Final Report in 2006. ... provide a useful summary of artificial-gravity research. Read more...

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