Accession Number : AD0649340

Title :   SPACE BIOLOGY AND THE MAGNETIC FIELD,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Kholodov,Yu. A.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The use of magnetic fields as a means of protecting spacecraft from ionizing radiations is mentioned in terms of the prolonged exposure of future astronauts/cosmonauts and other biological objects to either very weak or very strong fluxes. It is argued that magnetic fields have been shown to affect organisms up to the primate level strongly under certain conditions. Therefore, it is proposed that on the basis of this and other observations by Soviet researchers it may be expedient to create different magnetic fields for different spacecraft compartments, e.g., intense magnetic fields to stimulate Chlorella growth and terrestrial fields for cosmonauts. The author asserts that studies of the biological effects of magnetic fields cannot be overlooked; studies of the influence of magnetic fields on living processes which are being widely carried out by both Soviet and Western researchers not only will assure the safety of future spaceflights but will open up new areas in terrestrial biology. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE BIOLOGY, MAGNETIC FIELDS), SPACE FLIGHT, MANNED, RADIATION EFFECTS, ASTRONAUTS, SPACECRAFT, CHLORELLA, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), RADIOBIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE