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Title:
A strategy for research in space biology and medicine into the next century
Author:
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Space Biology and Medicine.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : National Academy Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xviii, 276 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780309060479
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC1130 .S77 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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Summary

Construction of the international space station, scheduled to start in late 1998, ushers in a new era for laboratory sciences in space. This is especially true for space life sciences, which include not only the use of low gravity as an experimental parameter to study fundamental biological processes but also the study of the serious physiological changes that occur in astronauts as they remain in space for increasingly longer missions.
This book addresses both of these aspects and provides a comprehensive review of ground-based and space research in eleven disciplines, ranging from bone physiology to plant biology. It also offers detailed, prioritized recommendations for research during the next decade, which are expected to have a considerable impact on the direction of NASA's research program. The volume is also a valuable reference tool for space and life scientists.


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