Accession Number : ADA323166

Title :   The Aeromedical Field Laboratory: Mission, Organization, and Track-Test Programs 1958-1960,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Bushnell, David

PDF Url : ADA323166

Report Date : 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : By the middle of 1958 the Aeromedical Field Laboratory of the Air Force Missile Development Center, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, had won wide public and scientific attention with its research programs in biodynamics and space biology. Such achievements as the rocket-sled experiments of Col. (Dr.) John Paul Stapp, the series of animal and human balloon flights under the immediate direction of Lt. Col. (Dr.) David G. Simons, and the subgravity studies of Capt. (Dr.) Grover J. Schock and Dr. Harald J. von Beckh had established the Holloman laboratory as a small but essential contributor to the nation's progress in aerospace medicine. Since mid-1958, it has made fewer headlines, because the bulk of its work has been either less spectacular or else more sensitive from an information standpoint. But its total contribution certainly has not been less; indeed, the laboratory's workload, staff, and technical facilities have noticeably expanded during the last two years, and they are still expanding.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *AEROSPACE MEDICINE, *BIODYNAMICS, GUIDED MISSILES, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, HUMANS, FACILITIES, FLIGHT, ANIMALS, LABORATORIES, NEW MEXICO, ATTENTION, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, BALLOONS, COSMIC RAYS, SPACE BIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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