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Radiation hazards to crews of interplanetary missions : biological issues and research strategies / Task Group on the Biological Effects of Space Radiation, Space Studies Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.

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Subject: Radiation > Health aspects.
Radiation > Safety measures.
Radiation Effects.
Space Flight.
Radiation Injuries > prevention & control.
Radiation Protection.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0585273510
  • ISBN: 9780585273518
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 75 pages) : illustrations, charts.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.

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General Note: Support for this project was provided by Contract NASW 4627 and Contract NASW 96013 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Issues of concern to NASA: discussion and conclusions -- Types of particles and their energies -- Biological effects of radiation : Early effects ; Late Effects ; Variation in susceptibility to radiation across subject types ; DNA repair -- Loss of research programs -- How to reduce risk and the uncertainty in risk estimates -- Shielding -- Radioprotective and chemoprotective drugs and diet -- Crew selection -- Optimal time for flight -- Solar particle event warning system -- Priority research questions and strategies -- Higher-priority research questions -- Lower-priority research questions -- Time scale of research -- What will still remain unknown, and what risk does this represent? -- Other issues -- Need for animal use -- Experimental techniques and new data required -- Ground- vs. space-based research -- Plants and food supply.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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