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Hematology and immunology studiesThe hematology and immunology program conducted in support of the Apollo missions was designed to acquire specific laboratory data relative to the assessment of the health status of the astronauts prior to their commitment to space flight. A second objective was to detect and identify any alterations in the normal functions of the immunohematologic systems which could be attributed to space flight exposure, and to evaluate the significance of these changes relative to man's continuing participation in space flight missions. Specific changes observed during the Gemini Program formed the basis for the major portion of the hematology-immunology test schedule. Additional measurements were included when their contribution to the overall interpretation of the flight data base became apparent.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Book Chapter
Stephen L. Kimzey
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Craig L. Fischer
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Philip C. Johnson
(Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas, United States)
Stephan E. Ritzmann
(The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston, Texas, United States)
Charles E. Mengel
(University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Biomedical Results of Apollo
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Volume: NASA-SP-368
Issue Publication Date: January 1, 1975
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
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Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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