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Overview

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. Experts provide recommendations on the research needed to assess whether or not short-radius centrifuge workouts can help limit deconditioning of physiological systems. Many detailed illustrations are included.

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"The book has grown out of the work of the ESA Topical Team on Artificial Gravity, which issued its Final Report in 2006. … provide a useful summary of artificial-gravity research. The extent to which microgravity affects different physiological systems differently, and the complex-manner in which they all interact, was a real eye-opener to me. … This would greatly increase its value as a resource for those engaged in the planning of future human space exploration." (Ian Crawford, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1203), 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387707129
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Space Technology Library Series , #20
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilles Clement is a neurophysiologist who has been involved in space research on astronauts since 25 years. He wrote "Fundamentals of Space Medicine” and "Fundamentals of Space Biology”. He is coordinating the vision of a group of international scientists, doctors and engineers for validating the implementation of artificial gravity for long-duration, exploratory missions.

Angie Bukley is an aerospace control systems engineer who has over 20 years experience in the aerospace business working with NASA, the US Department of Defense, and the Aerospace Corporation. She is currently the Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the Russ College of Engineering & Technology, Ohio University.

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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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