Health from Space Research

Austrian Accomplishments

  • Editors
  • Austrian Society for Aerospace Medicine (ASM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Ch. Feichtinger, B. Josseck, V. Berzhatyi, T. Batenchuk-Tusko, V. Kozharinov
    Pages 1-10
  3. H. Harich, M. Friedmann, I. Krönke
    Pages 11-19
  4. A. Persterer, M. Berger, C. Koppensteiner, C. Müller, M. Nefjodova, M. Opitz
    Pages 21-38
  5. H. G. Hinghofer-Szalkay, E. M. König, N. B. Noskov, G. Sauseng-Fellegger
    Pages 39-53
  6. Th. Benke, O. Koserenko, F. Gerstenbrand
    Pages 55-63
  7. N. Vana, W. Schoener, M. Fugger, J. A. Akatov
    Pages 65-83
  8. E. Gallasch, M. Moser, T. Kenner, I. Kozlovskaya, A. Konev, M. Borisov
    Pages 85-107
  9. H. Tuschl, W. Klein, R. Kovac, E. Ott, M. S. Chajdakow, Y. J. Voronkov
    Pages 109-118
  10. M. Berger, F. Gerstenbrand, I. B. Kozlovskaya, N. Burlatchkova, A. Muigg, A. Sokolov et al.
    Pages 119-135
  11. N. Bachl, R. Baron, H. Tschan, M. Mossaheb, H. Stockhammer, W. Bumba et al.
    Pages 137-154
  12. Chr. Mueller, L. Kornilova, G. Wiest, L. Deecke
    Pages 155-165
  13. M. Moser, E. Gallasch, D. Rafolt, G. Jernej, C. Kemp, E. Moser-Kneffel et al.
    Pages 167-189
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book


Space physiology and space medicine are fairly recent sciences, born of the desire to launch man into space and bring him safely back again. Weightlessness and cosmic radiation - conditions which can neither be adequately simulated nor reproduced on earth - are on the other hand used as research tools for medical experiments, in particular in the fields of neurophysiology, internal medicine as well as genetics and radiation dosimetry. The newly established Austrian Society for Aerospace Medicine provides a basis for multidisciplinary approaches to spaceflight biomedical research. Diagnostic, prognostic and elective, operational and preventive measures can be fostered by activities of the Society. In October 1991 the first Austrian was launched into orbital flight and fulfilled an ambitious scientific program which was dominated by life science experiments in the areas of cardiovascular medicine, fluid-electrolyte research, neurophysiology, endocrinology, genetics, and radiation biology. The results from these experiments, presented in this book, will help to improve the management of biomedical problems in daily life.


biology experiment genetics health medicine neurophysiology physiology research science space spaceflight

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