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Synonyms for space biology

the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life

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This website provides "real world" examples of space biology work so students can see how experiments are conducted in space.
Krikorian, "Plants and somatic embryos in space: what have we learned?" Gravitational and Space Biology Bulletin, vol.
"Also, sending one or two trained astronauts (into the space) and their safe and secured return by the help of solar and optical communication systems is among our other goals of our plan" for progress in the field of space biology science, he added.
Indeed, the area to be covered in this review should have wider appeal than only to workers interested in gravitational and Space biology. The challenge presented by dealing with plant cell cultures during extended spaceflight has considerable practical applications on Earth.
Third, the conclusions drawn from the different empirical studies clearly contradict anecdotal reports from several spaceflights describing significant psychological impairments (e.g., mood fluctuations, irritability, fatigue) as well as performance decrements in space (e.g., errors in conducting experiments, errors in equipment handling, losses of experimental data; Committee on Space Biology and Medicine, Space Science Board, and National Research Council, 1987).
Last October, Floyd presented his findings in Washington, D.C., at the meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology.
"NASA is incredibly excited to partner with the Sloan Foundation through a Space Act Agreement to look at the microbiome of the space station to better understand how to control the microbial environment in future human exploration spacecraft," David Tomko, a space biology program scientist at NASA, said in a (http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-research-collaboration-explores-microbiome-of-the-space-station) statement announcing the collaboration on the project.
[10.] Problems of Space Biology. Moscow, Nauka, 1973, v.
Other papers cover topics ranging from before World War II to the present, including liquid propellant engines in the Soviet Union, early French aeronautics, asphalt rocket propellants and a Japanese rocket fighter, the parking lot rocket experiments of North American Aviation, the development of the Veronique and Vesta, the Netherlands in space, flight termination of the first large solid propellant rockets, the "Black Prince," a French satellite and commercial satellites in general, Russian space suits, exploration of the solar system from 1961 to 2000, studies of space biology, a Russian super-heavy rocket, Argentinean sounding rockets in Antarctica, and Australian rocket retrieval in the dessert.
The Chara rhizoid is an ideal single-celled subject for space biology studies because (1) a great deal of background information is available about its structure and gravitropic kinetics; (2) rhizoid formation can easily be induced under controlled conditions; and (3) these cells have already been successfully flown aboard the U.S.
At the annual meeting last week of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology in Washington, D.C., Danny A.