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 without doubt be astonished to benefit that animals have been being fired aloft in U.S. and Soviet examine rockets within the overdue Forties. in truth most folks not just think that the Russian house puppy Laika was once the 1st dogs 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 performed via the U.S.. in truth, either nations had despatched actually dozens of animals aloft for a few years ahead of those occasions and persevered to take action for a few years after. different latter-day area international locations, reminiscent of France and China, could additionally start to use animals of their personal house learn. Animals in area will clarify why canines, primates, mice and different rodents have been selected and established, at a time whilst committed scientists from either area countries have been made up our minds to set up the survivability of human topics on either ballistic and orbital house flights. it is going to additionally recount the way in which this occurred; the secrecy concerned and the tools hired, and provide an target research of ways the function of animals as spaceflight attempt matters not just developed, yet consequently replaced through the years in keeping with a public outcry led by means of animal activists. it's going to discover the ways that animal high-altitude and area flight examine impacted on house flight biomedicine and know-how, and the way the consequences - either winning and disappointing - allowed humans to then adopt that very same dangerous trip with a long way better knowing and self belief. This publication is meant as an in depth but hugely readable and balanced account of the historical past of animal area flights, and the ensuing program of hard-won examine to house expertise and astrobiology.  it is going to absolutely turn into the final word authority on animal area flights.

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Skylab pocket mouse, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unit to carry mice and gnats, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Owen Garriott ®lming Skylab spiders, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Space spider Arabella, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judith Miles, student investigator and Dr. Raymond Gause with Skylab spider experiment, NASA . . . . . . . .

Chimpanzee Minnie, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 310 314 314 316 317 319 322 323 325 326 CHAPTER 11 327 328 329 332 CHAPTER 12 Animal Enclosure Modules on STS 51-B, NASA . . . . . James van Hoften observes bees on STS 41-C, NASA . . . . Squirrel monkey Shuttle veteran, NASA . . . . . . . . Rats that ¯ew on STS 51-B, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bill Thornton monitors monkey aboard STS 51-B, NASA .

Rats that ¯ew on STS 51-B, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bill Thornton monitors monkey aboard STS 51-B, NASA . Frog trains in weightlessness, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Mark Lee with Spacelab frog, NASA. . . . . . . . . . Don Thomas with AstroNewt experiment, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339 340 341 342 343 348 349 352 xxxvi Figures Shuttle ®sh, NASA.

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