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Safety Design for Space Systems by Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen, Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D

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Chapter 3. Overview of Bioastronautics
Simon N. Evetts, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.
Medical Projects and Technology Lead, Wyle Laboratories GmbH, Crew Medical Support Office, European Astronaut Center, European Space Agency, Cologne, Germany

Contents

3.1 Space Physiology 106
By Simon N. Evetts, Ph.D., and Volker-Damann, M.D.
3.2 Short and Long Duration Mission Effects 115
By Simon N. Evetts, Ph.D., and Volker-Damann, M.D.
3.3 Health Maintenance 123
By Simon N. Evetts, Ph.D., and Volker-Damann, M.D.
3.4 Crew Survival 143
By Jonathan D. Clark, M.D., M.P.H.
3.5 Conclusion 152
The human body is capable of rapid adaptation to environmental circumstances, an ability that has been crucial to the success of the human species. This capability to adapt is such that the ...

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