New PDF release: Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle

By Colin Burgess, Chris Dubbs,

ISBN-10: 0387360530

ISBN-13: 9780387360539

Many readers will no doubt be astonished to benefit that animals have been being fired aloft in U.S. and Soviet study rockets within the past due Forties. actually most folk not just think that the Russian house puppy Laika was once the 1st canines to be embarked on area, but additionally that the high-profile, precursory Mercury flights of chimps Ham and Enos have been the one primate flights carried out by way of the U.S.. in reality, either international locations had despatched actually dozens of animals aloft for a few years sooner than those occasions and endured to take action for a few years after. different latter-day house countries, equivalent to France and China, could additionally start to use animals of their personal area learn. Animals in area will clarify why canine, primates, mice and different rodents have been selected and established, at a time while devoted scientists from either area international locations have been made up our minds to set up the survivability of human topics on either ballistic and orbital house flights. it's going to additionally recount the best way this occurred; the secrecy concerned and the equipment hired, and supply an aim research of the way the function of animals as spaceflight attempt topics not just developed, yet hence replaced through the years based on a public outcry led by means of animal activists. it is going to discover the ways that animal high-altitude and house flight study impacted on house flight biomedicine and know-how, and the way the consequences - either profitable and disappointing - allowed humans to then adopt that very same dangerous trip with some distance larger knowing and self belief. This ebook is meant as an in depth but hugely readable and balanced account of the heritage of animal house flights, and the consequent software of hard-won learn to house know-how and astrobiology.  it is going to surely develop into the last word authority on animal area flights.

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123 124 128 129 131 132 133 135 137 140 Kozyavka, Linda and Malyshka, authors' collections . . . . R-7 rockets in 1957, NASA. . . . . . . . . . . . . Side and front views of Sputnik 2 capsule, authors' collections . Cutaway of Sputnik 2 capsule, authors' collections . . . . . Laika, authors' collections. . . . . . . . .

MA-5 psychomotor panel chimpanzee Enos, NASA . Enos enjoys a drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enos and Ham, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Dittmer assists with Enos ¯ight couch, Ed Dittmer Atlas F lift-o€, USAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

339 340 341 342 343 348 349 352 xxxvi Figures Shuttle ®sh, NASA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . STS-90/Neurolab crew, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Neurolab being loaded onto Shuttle, NASA . . . . . Neurolab RAHF module, NASA. . . . . . . . . Fish carried on STS-90/Neurolab, NASA . . . . . . Quail egg incubator, NASA . . . . . . . .

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