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Document ID (ISN)38138
CIS number 82-1481
ISSN - Serial title 0301-1518 - Nouvelle presse médicale
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Auffret R., Vieillefond H.
Title Physiological aspects of special selection tests for astronauts
Original title Aspects physiologiques des tests spéciaux de sélection des cosmonautes [in French]
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.10, No.21, p.1683-1686. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Present knowledge of physiological reactions observed during space flight has enabled certain criteria for astronaut selection to be codified and accepted by the international scientific community. Study of 5 so-called "special" tests completing medical selection of astronauts, designed to investigate cardiovascular, respiratory and vestibular functions during simulation of stress conditions experienced by astronauts in space flight (acceleration, vestibular, orthostatic, hypoxia and muscular exercise tests).
Descriptors (primary) weightlessness; space travel; aptitude tests; flight operations
Descriptors (secondary) respiratory function tests; vascular function tests; cardiovascular function tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Space travel
Air transportation