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Life sciences - On the critical path for missions of explorationLife sciences are important and critical to the safety and success of manned and long-duration space missions. The life science issues covered include gravitational physiology, space radiation, medical care delivery, environmental maintenance, bioregenerative systems, crew and human factors within and outside the spacecraft. The history of the role of life sciences in the space program is traced from the Apollo era, through the Skylab era to the Space Shuttle era. The life science issues of the space station program and manned missions to the moon and Mars are covered.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Sulzman, Frank M.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Connors, Mary M.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Gaiser, Karen
(Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1988
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 881012
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