Since our first manned space flights we have learned much about how the human body adapts to the space environment and in particular, to the absence of gravity. Today, space research provides a better understanding of our physiological response mechanisms to microgravity.

Space and Life: An Introduction to Space Biology and Medicine describe

chapter 1|6 pages

Manned and Unmanned Missions

chapter 2|13 pages

Manned Space Flights

chapter 3|6 pages

Space: An Extreme Environment

chapter 4|11 pages

Gravity and Weightlessness

chapter 6|14 pages

The Skeletal System and Weightlessness

chapter 7|7 pages

The Muscular System

chapter 9|14 pages

The Other Effects of Weightlessness

chapter 10|9 pages

Space Cell Biology

chapter 12|7 pages

Developmental Biology

chapter 13|21 pages

Cosmic Radiation

chapter 14|21 pages

Extraterrestrial Life