The Human Body and Weightlessness: Operational Effects, Problems and Countermeasures By William Thornton, Frederick Bonato
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 331 Pages | ISBN : 331932828X | 23.11 MB
This book focuses on all of the major problems associated with the absence of body weight in space, by analyzing effects, adaption, and re-adaptation upon returning to Earth, using sound scientific principles embedded in a historical context. Serious problems for space travelers range from Space Motion Sickness (SMS) to recently discovered ocular effects that may permanently impair vision. Fluid loss and shifts, spinal changes, and bone and muscle loss are also all results of weightlessness.