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The centrifuge facility - A life sciences research laboratory for Space Station FreedomThe paper describes the centrifugal facility that is presently being developed by NASA for studies aboard the Space Station Freedom on the role of gravity, or its absence, at varying intensities for varying periods of time and with multiple model systems. Special attention is given to the design of the centrifuge system, the habitats designed to hold plants and animals, the glovebox system designed for experimental manipulations of the specimens, and the service unit. Studies planned for the facility will include experiments in the following disciplines: cell and developmental biology, plant biology, regulatory physiology, musculoskeletal physiology, behavior and performance, neurosciences, cardiopulmonary physiology, and environmental health and radiation.
Document ID
19920056589
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Fuller, Charles A. (California, University Davis, United States)
Johnson, Catherine C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Hargens, Alan R. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Physiologist, Supplement
Volume: 34
Issue: 1, Fe
ISSN: 0031-9376
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other