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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Donald F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-31T18:11:13Z
dc.date.available2017-01-31T18:11:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-22
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/46041
dc.description.abstractMartin Fettman, then only 36 years old and having received his DVM just 13 years earlier, climbed aboard the Columbia spacecraft on the morning of October 18, 1993. As the prime NASA payload specialist for Spacelab Life Sciences-2 (SLS-2), he departed Earth’s gravity with six others on STS-58 and returned 14 days later. This was the first time hands-on biomedical experiments were conducted on animals in space, affording a unique opportunity to compare human and animal physiologic responses to microgravity both before and after return to Earth’s gravity.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
dc.subjectHistory of Veterinary Medicine
dc.subjectFettman, Martin
dc.subjectLinnehan, Rick
dc.subjectAstronaut
dc.subjectPayload Specialist
dc.subjectVeterinarians in Space
dc.subjectGravity
dc.subjectBiomedical Research
dc.subjectOne Health
dc.subjectExtra-vehicular Activity (EVA)
dc.subjectSpace Walk
dc.subjectCareers in Veterinary Medicine
dc.titleVets in Space: Exploring the Frontiers of Science
dc.typearticle


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