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Open Access Research Book from River Publishers

Generation and Applications of Extra-Terrestrial Environments on Earth

Editors:
Daniel A. Beysens, CEA-Grenoble and ESPCI-Paris-Tech, Paris, France
Jack J.W. A. van Loon, VU-University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

E-Book ISBN: 9788793237544

doi: 10.13052/rp-9788793237544

Price : €0.00

Available:  June 2015

Print book available at List Price

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Description:

This book has been prepared under the auspice of the European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) www.elgra.org. The main task of ELGRA is to foster the scientific community in Europe and beyond in conducting gravity and space-related research.

This publication is dedicated to the science community, and especially to the next generation of scientists and engineers interested in space research and in the means to use Earth to reproduce the space environment. ELGRA provides a comprehensive description of space conditions and the means that have been developed on Earth to perform space environmental and (micro-) gravity related research. .

The book covers ground-based research instruments and environments for both life and physical sciences research. It discusses the opportunities and limitations of protocols and instruments to compensate gravity or simulate microgravity, such as clinostats, random positioning machines, levitating magnets, electric fields, vibrations, tail suspension or head down tilt, as well as centrifuges for hyper-g studies. Other space environmental conditions are addressed too, like cosmic radiation or Mars atmospheric and soil properties to be replicated and simulated on Earth. Future long duration of manned missions, personal well-being and crew interaction are major issues dealt with.

 

Book Contents:

Chapter 1

The Space Environment
by Daniel A. Beysens1 and Jack J.W. A. van Loon2
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Chapter 2

Cosmos: Violent and Hostile Environment
by Sébastien Rouquette
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Chapter 3

Radiation, SpaceWeather
by Marco Durante
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Chapter 4

Interstellar Chemistry
by Pascale Ehrenfreund
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Chapter 5

Celestial Bodies
by Inge Loes ten Kate1 and Raheleh Motamedi2
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Chapter 6

Drop Towers
by Claus Lämmerzahl1 and Theodore Steinberg2
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Chapter 7

Parabolic Flights
by Vladimir Pletser1 and Yasuhiro Kumei
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Chapter 8

Magnetic Levitation
by Clement Lorin1, Richard J. A. Hill2 and Alain Mailfert3
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Chapter 9

Electric Fields
by Birgit Futterer1,2, Harunori Yoshikawa3, Innocent Mutabazi3 and Christoph Egbers1
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Chapter 10

The Plateau Method
by Daniel A. Beysens
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Chapter 11

Centrifuges
by Jack J.W. A. van Loon
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Chapter 12

Animals: Unloading, Casting
by Vasily Gnyubkin and Laurence Vico
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Chapter 13

Human: Bed Rest/Head-Down-Tilt/ Hypokinesia
by Marie-Pierre Bareille and Alain Maillet
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Chapter 14

Clinostats and Other Rotating Systems-Design, Function, and Limitations
by Karl H. Hasenstein1 and Jack J.W. A. van Loon2
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Chapter 15

Vibrations
by Daniel A. Beysens1 and Valentina Shevtsova2
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Chapter 16

Earth Analogues
by Inge Loes ten Kate1 and Louisa J. Preston2
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Chapter 17

Isolated and Confined Environments
by Carole Tafforin
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Chapter 18

Fundamental Physics
by Greg Morfill
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Chapter 19

Fluid Physics
by Daniel A. Beysens
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Chapter 20

Combustion
by Christian Chauveau
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Chapter 21

Materials Science
by Hans-Jörg Fecht
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Chapter 22

Microbiology/Astrobiology
by Felice Mastroleo and Natalie Leys
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Chapter 23

Gravitational Cell Biology
by Cora S. Thiel and Oliver Ullrich
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Chapter 24

Growing Plants under Generated Extra-Terrestrial Environments: Effects of Altered Gravity and Radiation
by F. Javier Medina1, Raúl Herranz1, Carmen Arena2, Giovanna Aronne3 and Veronica De Micco3
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Chapter 25

Human Systems Physiology
by Nandu Goswami1, Jerry Joseph Batzel1 and Giovanna Valenti2
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Chapter 26

Behavior, Confinement, and Isolation
by Carole Tafforin
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