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

By Colin Burgess

This booklet is as an in depth, yet hugely readable and balanced account of the historical past of animal area flights conducted by way of all international locations, yet mostly the USA and the Soviet Union. It explores the ways that animal high-altitude and area flight study impacted on area flight biomedicine and know-how, and the way the implications - either winning and disappointing - allowed humans to then adopt that very same dangerous trip with some distance higher knowing and self assurance. this entire and authoritative booklet will surely turn into the last word authority on animal house flights.

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Zond 5 capsule ¯oating in ocean, authors' collections . . . . . . . . . . . Zond 5 tortoises, authors' collections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-1 moon rockets at Baikonur, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frog Otolith Experiment Package, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pocket mouse space candidate, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skylab pocket mouse, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chimpanzee Minnie, NASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 310 314 314 316 317 319 322 323 325 326 CHAPTER 11 327 328 329 332 CHAPTER 12 Animal Enclosure Modules on STS 51-B, NASA . . . . . James van Hoften observes bees on STS 41-C, NASA . . . . Squirrel monkey Shuttle veteran, NASA . . . . . . . . Rats that ¯ew on STS 51-B, NASA . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bill Thornton monitors monkey aboard STS 51-B, NASA .

The centre of gravity lay too far ahead of the centre of pressure,'' he re¯ected. Undaunted, the team then worked on a new design. ``So far as the motor is concerned, it was a replica of the A-1, but the gyroscope had been moved from the nose of the missile to the middle, between the oxygen and alcohol tanks'' [3]. Higher and heavier By early December 1934, two modi®ed 3,300-pound A-2 rockets nicknamed Max and Moritz were ready for launch-testing. These were ®red separately from the North Sea island of Borkum, and, while both were successful, one managed to soar over 7,000 feet into the sky to the delight of the development team.

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