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Effects of Prolonged Space Flight on Brain Functions and Performance

NSSDCA ID: 1969-056A-02

Mission Name: Biosatellite 3
Principal Investigator:Mr. W. R. Adey


The objective of this experiment was to monitor brain functions and performance under prolonged weightlessness. Surface and deep electrodes were implanted in the brain of a primate. Cardiovascular function was measured. Total urine volume was measured daily. In-flight automated flourometric and colormetric analyses were made of periodic urine samples throughout the flight. The calcium, creatine, and creatinine balance in the pig-tailed monkey, Macaca Memestruna was messured during weightlessness.

Alternate Names

  • Biosatellite3/EffectsofProlongedSpaceFlightonBrainFunctionsandPerformance


  • Life Science: None assigned

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. A. T. K. CrockettOther InvestigatorHarbor General Hospital
Mr. J. P. MeehanOther InvestigatorUniversity of Southern California
Mr. N. PaceOther InvestigatorUniversity of California, Berkeley
Mr. Jeonghee RhoOther InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mr. W. R. AdeyPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, Los Angeles
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