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Engineering aspects of the experiment and results of animal testsA closed passive system independent of support from the spacecraft or its crew was developed to house five pocket mice for their flight on Apollo XVII. The reaction of potassium superoxide with carbon dioxide and water vapor to produce oxygen provided a habitable atmosphere within the experiment package. The performance of the system and the ability of the mice to survive the key preflight tests gave reasonable assurance that the mice would also withstand the Apollo flight.-
Document ID
19750045521
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Look, B. C.
Tremor, J. W.
Barrows, W. F.
Zabower, H. R.
Suri, K.
Park, E. G., Jr.
Durso, J. A.
Leon, H. A.
Haymaker, W.
Lindberg, R. G. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field; Northrop Research and Technology Center, Hawthorne, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1975
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other