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Determination of Bone Mineral Loss during Prolonged Weightlessness

NSSDCA ID: 1969-056A-01

Mission Name: Biosatellite 3
Principal Investigator:Dr. Pauline B. Mack


The objective of this experiment was to investigate losses of bone mineral (calcium) in primates due to immobilization during prolonged wieghtlessness through radiographic bone densitometry and intensive biochemical analyses pre- and post-flight, as well as analyses of excreta collected during flight.

Alternate Names

  • Biosatellite3/DeterminationofBoneMineralLossduringProlongedWeightlessness


  • Life Science: None assigned

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Pauline B. MackPrincipal InvestigatorTexas Woman's University
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