ERIC Number: ED257672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Soviet Space Programs: 1976-80 (With Supplementary Data through 1983). Manned Space Programs and Space Life Sciences. Part 2. Prepared at the Request of Hon. Bob Packwood, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
This report, the second of a three-part study of Soviet space programs, examines their manned space programs and reviews their quest for a permanently manned presence in space. Also included is information concerning the physiological and psychological findings related to the extended duration of Soviet manned flights and an executive summary. Chapter 1 is an overview of the manned programs of both the Soviet Union and the United States (1957-83). Chapter 2 highlights significant activities in Soviet manned spaceflight from 1981 to 1983. Chapter 3 provides detailed information on manned space flight programs, considering the early years of Soviet manned spaceflight, first generation space flights (Salyut 1-5), Salyut 6, manned missions to Salyut 6 (1977-80), and other areas. Chapter 4 provides additional information on the Soviet space life sciences, examining cosmonaut selection and training, space medicine, life support, negative and positive gravitational forces, biological research in space, and other areas. (JN)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Biological Sciences, Gravity (Physics), Satellites (Aerospace), Scientific Research, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Training
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Identifiers - Location: USSR