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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 examine rockets within the overdue Forties. in reality most folks not just think that the Russian house puppy Laika used to be 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 performed by way of the USA. in truth, either international locations had despatched actually dozens of animals aloft for a few years sooner than those occasions and endured to take action for a few years after. different latter-day house countries, similar to France and China, might additionally start to use animals of their personal house examine. Animals in area will clarify why canines, primates, mice and different rodents have been selected and established, at a time while committed scientists from either house international locations have been decided to set up the survivability of human matters on either ballistic and orbital house flights. it's going to additionally recount the best way this occurred; the secrecy concerned and the equipment hired, and supply an aim research of ways the function of animals as spaceflight try topics not just advanced, yet thus 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 examine impacted on area flight biomedicine and know-how, and the way the consequences - either profitable and disappointing - allowed people to then adopt that very same unsafe trip with a long way larger realizing and self belief. This ebook is meant as an in depth but hugely readable and balanced account of the heritage of animal area flights, and the consequent software of hard-won examine to house expertise and astrobiology.  it's going to surely turn into the final word authority on animal house flights.

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339 340 341 342 343 348 349 352 xxxvi Figures Shuttle ®sh, NASA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . STS-90/Neurolab crew, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Neurolab being loaded onto Shuttle, NASA . . . . . Neurolab RAHF module, NASA. . . . . . . . . Fish carried on STS-90/Neurolab, NASA . . . . . .

Bonnie in capsule, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bion capsule, IBMP, Russian Academy of Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . The type of fruit ¯y used in experiments, Dr. John Locke, University of Alberta . Rat cages for Cosmos 782, Dr. Delbert Philpott, NASA Ames History Oce . . Soviet/Russian in¯atable ®eld laboratories, NASA, ARC, Life into Space . . . Rats on Cosmos 936 centrifuge, NASA, ARC, Life into Space . . . . . . . Rodent mating chamber on Cosmos 1129, NASA, ARC, Life into Space .

Bonnie in capsule, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bion capsule, IBMP, Russian Academy of Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . The type of fruit ¯y used in experiments, Dr. John Locke, University of Alberta . Rat cages for Cosmos 782, Dr. Delbert Philpott, NASA Ames History Oce . . Soviet/Russian in¯atable ®eld laboratories, NASA, ARC, Life into Space . . . Rats on Cosmos 936 centrifuge, NASA, ARC, Life into Space . . . . . . . Rodent mating chamber on Cosmos 1129, NASA, ARC, Life into Space .

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