A Systems Approach to the Physiology of WeightlessnessA systems approach to the unraveling of the complex response pattern of the human subjected to weightlessness is presented. The major goal of this research is to obtain an understanding of the role that each of the major components of the human system plays following the transition to and from space. The cornerstone of this approach is the utilization of a variety of mathematical models in order to pose and test alternative hypotheses concerned with the adaptation process. An integrated hypothesis for the human physiological response to weightlessness is developed.
White, Ronald J. (Management and Technical Services Co. Houston, TX., United States)
Leonard, Joel I. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Rummel, John A. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Leach, Carolyn S. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
September 6, 2013
May 1, 1991
Publication: Spacelab Life Sciences 1: Reprints of Background Life Sciences Publications