SURVEY OF RESEARCH RELATING TO MAN'S VISUAL CAPABILITIES IN SPACE FLIGHT.
DUNTLEY (S Q) LA JOLLA CALIF
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The survey is intended to provide an overview of the status of our knowledge of mans probable capabilities and limitations in the performance of visual tasks in operations now foreseen as part of the space program. All phases of space travel are considered, from initial launch through various inflight tasks, lunar and planetary exploration, relaaunch from an extraterrestrial body, and eventual return to earth. Where alternative procedures are known to be possiible, as in sspacecraft recovery,, for example, the optional procedures are considered. The particular qualities of the astronauts subenvironment during various space operations may be of cardinal importance to his visual performance in those instances where the environmental factors are known or may be reasonably predicted specific research has been adduced.