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Artificial Gravity / Edition 1

Artificial Gravity / Edition 1

by Gilles Clement
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387707123

ISBN-13: 9780387707129

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

Protecting the health, safety, and performance of exploration-class mission crews against the physiological deconditioning resulting from long-term weightlessness during transit and long-term reduced gravity during surface operations will require effective, multi-system countermeasures. Artificial gravity, which would replace terrestrial gravity with inertial

Overview

Protecting the health, safety, and performance of exploration-class mission crews against the physiological deconditioning resulting from long-term weightlessness during transit and long-term reduced gravity during surface operations will require effective, multi-system countermeasures. Artificial gravity, which would replace terrestrial gravity with inertial forces generated by rotating the transit vehicle or by short-radius human centrifuge devices within the transit vehicle or surface habitat, has long been considered a potential solution. However, despite its attractiveness as an efficient, multi-system countermeasure and its potential for improving the environment and simplifying operational activities, much still needs to be learned regarding the human response to rotating environments before artificial gravity can be successfully implemented. This book reviews the principle and rationale for using artificial gravity during space missions, and describes the current options proposed, including a short-radius centrifuge contained within a spacecraft. In Artificial Gravity, experts provide recommendations on the research needed to assess whether or not short-radius centrifuge workouts can help limit deconditioning of physiological systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387707129
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Space Technology Library Series, #20
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

The Gravity Of The Situation.- Physics of Artificial Gravity.- History of Artificial Gravity.- Physiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: The Sensory-Motor System.- Physiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: The Cardiovascular System.- Physiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: The Neuromuscular System.- Phyysiological Targets of Artificial Gravity: Adaptive Processes in Bone.- Interactions Among the Vestibular, Autonomic, and Skeletal Systems in Artificial Gravity.- Interactions Among Artificial Gravity, The Affected Physiological Systems, and Nutrition.- Artificial Gravity And The Immune System Function.- Medical, Psychological, and Environmental Issues of Artificial Gravity.- Safety Issues in Artificial Gravity Studies.- Recommended Research.

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