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Living Aloft: Human Requirements for Extended Spaceflight
CONTENTS Acknowledgments Chapter I. Living in Space Background A Framework for Forecasting Guiding Assumptions Theoretical Orientation The Available Data Space Environments The Physical Environment The Social Environment Basic Reactions to Space-like Environments Temporal Fluctuations Summary and Conclusions Chapter II. Behavioral and Selection Implications of Biomedical C ...more
Paperback, 436 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by University Press of the Pacific
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This is a reference book, not a memoir or narrative non-fiction. It presents the issues and the corresponding [early] research findings in a straightforward way, without editorializing -- an approach I found refreshing after the saccharine sensationalism of books like Packing For Mars. Though dated (the book speculates on whether spaceflight MIGHT be safe for women, since none had attempted it yet!), the concepts and research in this book provide a sound foundation regarding the issues inherent ...more