Spacelab Life Sciences 1: First Space Laboratory Dedicated to Life Sciences Research

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NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 1989 - Government publications - 44 pages
The main purpose of the SLS-1 mission is to study the mechanisms, magnitudes, and time courses of certain physiological changes that occur during space flight and to investigate the consequences of the body's adaptation to microgravity and readjustment to 1-g. The SLS-1 investigations explore the responses of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, and hormone-secreting glands to microgravity and related body fluid shifts; examine the causes of space motion sickness; and study changes in the muscles, bones, and cells. Procedures and equipment for space biomedical investigations are also tested. These tests are essential to developing an effective and efficient laboratory for life sciences research on Space Station Freedom.

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