PESTOV, Igor D.
Space biology and medicine. 5 vols. Vol. 1: Space and its exploration, edited by J. D. Rummel, V.A. Kotelnikov, and M. V. Ivanov. Vol. 2: Life support and habitability, edited by F. M. Sulzman and A. M. Genin. Vol. 3, Books 1 & 2: Humans in spaceflight, edited by Carolyn S. Leach Huntoon, Vesevolod V. Antipov, Anatoliy I. Grigoriev. Vol. 4: Health, performance, and safety of space crews, edited by Arnauld E. Nicogossian, Stanley R. Mohler, Oleg G. Gazenko, Anatoliy I. Grigoriev. Vol. 5: U.S. and Russian cooperation in space biology and medicine, edited by Charles F. Sawin, Svetlana I. Hanson, Nancy G. House, and Igor D. Pestov.Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1993 – 2009.
"The five-volume Space Biology and Medicine is a joint work of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Russian Academy of Sciences. In the first volume contributors describe the current status of their understanding of space, highlighting physical and ecological conditions as well as heavenly bodies: The book is divided into four parts: Part I, Historical Perspective; Part II, The Space Environment; Part III, Life in the Universe; and Part IV, Space Exploration. Chapter contributions were made by both U.S. and Russian authors. The book also features an appendix of Astronomical and Physical Quantities, a detailed subject index, and an 8-page color section.
Volume II has two parts: Part 1—The Spacecraft Environment, and Part 2—Life Support Systems. This volume addresses major issues and requirements for safe habitability and work beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. It is intended for the use of students at various levels, who are majoring in biomedical and technical subjects and intending to specialize in space sciences; engineers developing life support systems; and physicians and scientists formulating medical specifications for habitability conditions onboard spacecraft, and monitoring compliance with them.
Volume III has two parts: Book 1—Effects of Microgravity, and Book 2—Effect of Other Spaceflight Factors, which provide in-depth discussions of physiological adaptation to the space environment. The editors of Volume III are Dr. C. S. Leach Huntoon of the U.S. and Professor V. V. Antipov and corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences A. I. Grigoriev of the Russian Federation.
This fifth volume is a comprehensive summary of U.S. and Russian cooperation in the fields of space biology and medicine. It summarizes the experience and insights drawn from many years of Russian and American cooperation in the peaceful study and use of outer space. The first four volumes of this series focused on issues that demonstrate the current state of knowledge about space and the development of rocket and space technologies; about human life support beyond the Earth's biosphere; about the functional and structural changes caused by the effects of space flight on human beings and other biological subjects; and about the strategies and specific ways to provide medical support during space flight. The fifth volume integrates data from previous research and observations together with scientific materials obtained in recent years on the most important topics in space biology and medicine" (publisher).
Subjects: AVIATION Medicine › Aerospace Medicine, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Russia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States