Accession Number:

ADP011073

Title:

Some Psycho-Physiological and Cognitive Implications of Hypobaric Exposure during Selection of Slovak Astronaut Candidates

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SLOVAK MILITARY AVIATION HOSPITAL KOSICE (CZECHOSLOVAKIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

During September and October of 1997 the Military Aviation Hospital in Kosice was entrusted by the Head of the Slovak Air force to select appropriate astronaut candidates for space flight and stay at the Russian Space Station MIR from 26 applicants experienced elite fighter pilots of the Slovak Air Force to be placed in a mixed international crew Slovak Russian and French. A resulting seven day mission of the first Slovak astronaut in February 1999 was successfully completed. Part of the medical-psycho-physiological selection of applicants was exposure to hypobaric chamber conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE