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Book Reviews
August 2005

The Neurolab Spacelab Mission: Neuroscience Research in Space: Results From the STS-90, Neurolab Spacelab Mission

Arch Neurol. 2005;62(8):1314-1315. doi:10.1001/archneur.62.8.1314-b

edited by Jay C. Buckey, Jr, Jerry L. Homic, 341 pp, with illus, $67, ISBN 0-9725339-0-7, Houston, Tex, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003.

One mission, 16 days, 26 experiments—The Neurolab Spacelab Mission was the culmination of 5 years of preparation by the international neuroscience community to push the frontier of scientific and technological knowledge in the Decade of the Brain. The space shuttle Columbia, doomed on a subsequent science mission, carried the crew of 7 aloft in 1998 to study the effects of space flight on living organisms, from rats to human beings. The results of previous biomedical missions, such as the Spacelab-1 and IML-1, have been published in various forms, ranging from the only book Biomedical Results from Skylab to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publications and individual papers in separate disciplines. Books endure and The Neurolab Spacelab Mission is an outstanding example of how to construct a reference that cuts across many physiologic systems, all responding to removing the identical factor of gravity as we know it on Earth.

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