Health, Performance, and Safety of Space Crews

Health, Performance, and Safety of Space Crews




This volume examines the medical and associated organizational measures used to maintain the health of space crews and to support their performance before, during, and after space flight. Written by both NASA researchers and members of the Russian State Research Center, which delayed publication, the 14 papers discuss astronaut selection and cosmonaut training, methods of monitoring the health of crew members, protection against the hazards of space flight, and safety issues. The incidence of disease and injury in space, the post-flight rehabilitation of space crews, the ergonomic design of workstations, and the terrestrial benefits gained from space exploration are also outlined. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563476600
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part ISpace Crew Selection and Training
Chapter 1.Astronaut and Cosmonaut Selection1
Chapter 2.Cosmonaut Training23
Part IIMedical Monitoring
Chapter 3.Medical Monitoring Before and After Flight43
Chapter 4.In-Flight Medical Monitoring61
Part IIIIllness and Injury: Diagnosis and Treatment
Chapter 5.Incidence of Disease and Injury in Space87
Chapter 6.Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment in Space Flight99
Chapter 7.Postflight Rehabilitation of Space Crews139
Part IVProtection Against the Hazards of Space Flight
Chapter 8.Countermeasures to Short-Term and Long-Term Space Flight157
Chapter 9.Psychological Support for Crewmembers197
Part VSpace Crew Activities
Chapter 10.Ergonomic Support of Crewmember Performance207
Chapter 11.Psychological Analysis and Monitoring of Crew Performance227
Part VISafety Issues
Chapter 12.General Requirements for Flight Safety241
Chapter 13.Emergency Escape and Rescue259
Part VIIConclusions
Chapter 14.Terrestrial Benefits From Space Exploration283
Addresses of Contributors to Volume IV315
Subject Index319

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