Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Publications & Multimedia
  Trailblazing Medicine: Sustaining Explorers during Interplanetary Missions

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Trailblazing Medicine: Sustaining Explorers during Interplanetary Missions
cspg
Member

Posts: 4046
From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 09-01-2010 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Medicine Beyond Earth Orbit:
The Challenges of Sustaining Humans During Interplanetary Missions
By Erik Seedhouse
Space medicine has been an important component of the success of human spaceflight and will continue to play a critical role in the future ventures. To prepare for the day when astronauts will leave low Earth orbit for long-duration exploration missions, space medicine experts must develop a thorough understanding of the effects of microgravity on the human body, as well as ways of migrating these effects. To gain a complete understanding of the effects of space on the human body and to create the tools and technologies required for successful exploration, space medicine will become an increasingly collaborative discipline incorporating the skills of physicians, biomedical scientists, engineers, and mission planners.

In this work, Dr. Erik Seedhouse examines the future of space medicine in relation to human space exploration. He describes what is necessary to keep a crew alive in space, how it will be accomplished in the future, and the medical challenges faced by interplanetary astronauts.

The book is divided into three sections. The first looks at space medicine on board the ISS, where astronaut stays are often of long duration. The second section considers the Exploration Class medical dangers, beginning with radiation and the consequent Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS). The final section looks at future developments and the importance of telemedicine and how revolutionary technologies will protect interplanetary astronauts from the space environment. The book ends with a description of the kind of hibernation necessary to insure the well being of interplanetary astronauts.

  • Springer, March 2011, Softcover
  • 200 p. 40 illus., 16 in color
  • ISBN: 978-1-4419-7828-8

cspg
Member

Posts: 4046
From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 09-10-2010 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon.com: Space Medicine Beyond Earth Orbit: The Challenges of Sustaining Humans during Interplanetary Missions

cspg
Member

Posts: 4046
From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 11-24-2010 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Title has changed to:

Trailblazing Medicine: Sustaining Explorers during Interplanetary Missions.

Editor's note: Subject line edited accordingly.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement