New PDF release: Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle

By Colin Burgess

This e-book is as an in depth, yet hugely readable and balanced account of the background of animal area flights performed by means of all countries, yet largely the USA and the Soviet Union. It explores the ways that animal high-altitude and house flight learn impacted on house flight biomedicine and know-how, and the way the implications - either profitable and disappointing - allowed people to then adopt that very same dangerous trip with a long way higher figuring out and self belief. this whole and authoritative ebook will certainly develop into the final word authority on animal area flights.

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There are many other amazing similarities: for instance, one of Verne's intrepid explorers had the surname Aldan, while one of the Apollo 11 crewmembers had the surname Aldrin. But unlike Apollo 11, Verne's crew carried along some non-human passengers, as seen in a contemporary wood-cut illustration featuring a pair of cockerels and a small dog, which curiously bears a striking resemblance to yet another small canine that would achieve immortality in 1957 as the ®rst animal ever to orbit the Earth ± a dog named Laika.

339 340 341 342 343 348 349 352 xxxvi Figures Shuttle ®sh, NASA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . STS-90/Neurolab crew, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Neurolab being loaded onto Shuttle, NASA . . . . . Neurolab RAHF module, NASA. . . . . . . . . Fish carried on STS-90/Neurolab, NASA . . . . . . Quail egg incubator, NASA .

205 206 207 210 211 214 215 216 217 218 221 223 223 224 226 228 229 230 231 232 233 233 235 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 243 244 245 246 247 248 250 252 254 256 257 261 263 264 266 274 CHAPTER 9 Ed Dittmer with chimpanzee, Ed Dittmer. . . . . Space chimps in training, USAF . . . . . . . . Chimps in psychomotor training, USAF . . . . . MR-2 psychomotor panel, NASA . . .

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