This book examines the effects of spaceflight at cellular and organism levels. Research on the effects of gravity - or its absence - and ionizing radiation on the evolution, development, and function of living organisms is presented in layman's terms. The book describes the benefits of space biology for basic and applied research to support human space exploration and the advantages of space as a laboratory for scientific, technological, and commercial research.
to Space Biology.- Animals and Plants in Space.- Facilities for Gravitational Biology.- Cell Biology.- Animal Development in Microgravity.- Plant Development in Microgravity.- Radiation Biology.- Biotechnology in Space.
Introduction to space biology.- Animals and plants in space. Facilities for gravitational biology cell biology.- Animal development in microgravity.- Plant development in microgravity.- Radiation biology.- Biotechnology in space.- Index.