Animals In Space
From Research Rockets To The Space Shuttle
Explains why dogs, primates, mice and other rodents were chosen and tested, at a time when dedicated scientists from both space nations - USA and Russia - were determined to establish the survivability of human subjects on both ballistic and orbital space flights. This book is intended as an account of the history of animal space flights.
|Titel:||Animals In Space|
|auteur:||Burgess, Colin; Dubbs, Chris|
|Uitgever:||Springer-verlag New York Inc.|
|Plaats van publicatie:||01|
|NUR:||Luchtvaart- en ruimtetechniek|
|Collectie:||Springer Praxis Books in Space Exploration|
|Afmetingen:||242 x 182 x 26|
This book is intended as a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history of animal space flights, and the resultant application of hard-won research to space technology and astrobiology.ANIMALS IN SPACE will explain why dogs, primates, mice and other rodents were chosen and tested, at a time when dedicated scientists from both space nations were determined to establish the survivability of human subjects on both ballistic and orbital space flights. It will also recount the way this happened; the secrecy involved and the methods employed, and offer an objective analysis of how the role of animals as spaceflight test subjects not only evolved, but subsequently changed over the years in response to a public outcry led by animal activists. It will explore the ways in which animal high-altitude and space flight research impacted on space flight biomedicine and technology, and how the results - both successful and disappointing - allowed human beings to then undertake that same hazardous journey with far greater understanding and confidence.This book will undoubtedly become the ultimate authority on animal space flights.
Dedication.§- Foreword.§- Acknowledgements.§- Authors Preface.§- Taming the Rockets: From Wrath to Research.§- High Altitude Research.§- Pioneers of Destiny.§- Holloman, and the Albert Hall of Fame.§- Able and Baker Lead the Way.§- The Most Famous Dog in History.§- Prelude to Manned Space Flight.§- Biting the HandistHHH.§- The French Space Connection.§- The Trouble with Bion.§- Shuttling into Orbit.§- Latter-Day Space Travellers.§- Glossary Notes.§- List of Illustrations.§- Appendixes.§- Bibliography References.§- Index.
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