SPACE PHYSIOLOGY (KOSMICHESKAYA FIZIOLOGIYA)
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX BROOKS AFB
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The goal of space physiology is to study the character and peculiarities of space flight stresses brought to bear on the organism of animals and man. The emphasis is on basic investigation--to seek out rational ways of increasing mans tolerance to space flight and to determine the basic, physiologic demands of a given organism on a spacecrafts environment and equipment complex. It is in this light that conditions amenable to optimal crew performance must be sought. The influence on the body of three basic groups of factors is discussed 1 Those associated with the dynamics of space flight acceleration, weightlessness, vibration, etc. 2 Those associated with long missions in the artificial environment of a space capsule microclimate, isolation, hypodynamia, etc. and 3 Those which characterize outer space as a unique environment of habitation radiation, temperature or thermal conditions, etc..