Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle by Colin Burgess, Chris Dubbs,

By Colin Burgess, Chris Dubbs,

Many readers will no doubt be astonished to profit that animals have been being fired aloft in U.S. and Soviet study rockets within the overdue Forties. in reality most folks not just think that the Russian area puppy Laika was once the 1st dogs to be embarked on area, but additionally that the high-profile, precursory Mercury flights of chimps Ham and Enos have been the single primate flights carried out by means of the USA. in reality, either international locations had despatched actually dozens of animals aloft for a few years ahead of those occasions and endured to take action for a few years after. different latter-day area countries, reminiscent of France and China, could additionally start to use animals of their personal house examine. Animals in house will clarify why canines, primates, mice and different rodents have been selected and validated, at a time while devoted scientists from either house international locations have been made up our minds to set up the survivability of human matters on either ballistic and orbital house flights. it's going to additionally recount the way in which this occurred; the secrecy concerned and the equipment hired, and provide an goal research of the way the position of animals as spaceflight try out topics not just advanced, yet consequently replaced through the years based on a public outcry led by way of animal activists. it's going to discover the ways that animal high-altitude and area flight study impacted on area flight biomedicine and know-how, and the way the consequences - either winning and disappointing - allowed humans to then adopt that very same detrimental trip with a ways higher figuring out and self belief. This publication is meant as a close but hugely readable and balanced account of the background of animal house flights, and the ensuing program of hard-won learn to house know-how and astrobiology.  it's going to unquestionably develop into the final word authority on animal area flights.

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Securing nose and biological package to Agena, USAF . . . . Working on Discoverer mouse unit, USAF . . . . . . . . Condolence card for lost mice, USAF . . . . . . . . . . Monkey ¯ight candidate, USAF . . . . . . . . . . . . Monkey No. 31X, USAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monkey prepared for training session, USAF . . . . . . . . Monkey in Biopack, USAF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discoverer XIV recovered mid-air, USAF .

145 146 148 149 153 154 157 158 159 Monkey Sam in Biopack container, NASA. . . . . . . . . Little Joe 2 rocket launch, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . Aircraft that tracked Little Joe launch and recovery, Ralph Papa . USS Borie crew retrieves Mercury capsule, NASA . . . . .

Martine recovered, Dr. G. Chatelier, CERMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerard Chatelier with space monkey Martine, Dr. G. Chatelier, CERMA. . . RM-2D Polish rocket, Andrzej Kotarba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 206 207 210 211 214 215 216 217 218 221 223 223 224 226 228 229 230 231 232 233 233 235 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 243 244 245 246 247 248 250 252 254 256 257 261 263 264 266 274 CHAPTER 9 Ed Dittmer with chimpanzee, Ed Dittmer.

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