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By Colin Burgess, Chris Dubbs,

ISBN-10: 0387360530

ISBN-13: 9780387360539

Many readers will no doubt be astonished to profit that animals have been being fired aloft in U.S. and Soviet learn rockets within the overdue Nineteen Forties. in truth most folk not just think that the Russian house puppy Laika was once the 1st canines to be embarked on area, but additionally that the high-profile, precursory Mercury flights of chimps Ham and Enos have been the one primate flights performed via the U.S.. actually, either nations had despatched actually dozens of animals aloft for a few years ahead of those occasions and persevered to take action for a few years after. different latter-day house international locations, resembling France and China, may additionally start to use animals of their personal area examine. Animals in area will clarify why canine, primates, mice and different rodents have been selected and established, at a time whilst committed scientists from either house international locations have been decided to set up the survivability of human topics on either ballistic and orbital area flights. it is going to additionally recount the best way this occurred; the secrecy concerned and the tools hired, and provide an aim research of the way the function of animals as spaceflight attempt topics not just developed, yet accordingly replaced through the years according to a public outcry led by means of animal activists. it's going to discover the ways that animal high-altitude and house flight study impacted on house flight biomedicine and know-how, and the way the consequences - either winning and disappointing - allowed people to then adopt that very same damaging trip with some distance larger figuring out and self assurance. This ebook is meant as a close but hugely readable and balanced account of the background of animal area flights, and the ensuing program of hard-won learn to area expertise and astrobiology.  it's going to absolutely turn into the last word authority on animal house flights.

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Albina and pups, authors' collections . . . . . . . . . . Laika strapped in harness, authors' collections . . . . . . Laika in capsule, authors' collections . . . . . . . . . . R-7 rocket on launch pad, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 146 148 149 153 154 157 158 159 Monkey Sam in Biopack container, NASA.

308 310 314 314 316 317 319 322 323 325 326 CHAPTER 11 327 328 329 332 CHAPTER 12 Animal Enclosure Modules on STS 51-B, NASA . . . . . James van Hoften observes bees on STS 41-C, NASA . . . . Squirrel monkey Shuttle veteran, NASA . . . . . . . . Rats that ¯ew on STS 51-B, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bill Thornton monitors monkey aboard STS 51-B, NASA . Frog trains in weightlessness, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Mark Lee with Spacelab frog, NASA. . . . . .

Figures xxxv CHAPTER 10 Biosatellite I, NASA, KSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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