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Space Nutrition
by Scott M. Smith, Janis Davis-Street, Lisa Neasbitt & Sara R. Zwart

 

 Space Nutrition by Scott M. Smith, Janis Davis-Street, Lisa Neasbitt & Sara R. Zwart Interactive iBooks version
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This book is available for download by PDF or on your iPad with iBooks 2 (interactive versrion) or on your computer with iTunes. To read this book with iPad, you must be using iBooks 2.

There are few topics more enthralling than human spaceflight. Food and nutrition are of particular interest, given the obvious commonality with those of us remaining on Earth. From the early days of eating food packed in toothpaste tubes, the space program has come a long way. Beyond food itself, understanding the nutritional requirements for spaceflight presents another challenge. It is the primary responsibility of NASA’s Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory to understand the nutritional requirements of astronauts on extended-duration flights to the International Space Station, and on future exploration missions. In this book, we provide an overview of space programs from the earliest human space flight through the current gem that is the International Space Station. The book also covers the role of nutrition in the space program, describes how space nutrition research is conducted, and highlights much of the research that has been completed or is ongoing at NASA.

The concept for this book grew from an education/outreach project conceived and initiated in 2001.

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  • Free
  • Level: Grades 5-8
  • Available on iPad
  • Category: Education
  • Published: March 26, 2012
  • Publisher: NASA Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Seller: Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Print Length: 82 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed using iBooks 2 on an iPad. iOS 5 is required

Nutritional Biochemistry of Space Flight

Authors: Scott M. Smith ( NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX ) Sara R. Zwart (NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX) Vickie Kloeris (NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX) Martina Heer (Institute of Aerospace Medicine German Aerospace Center (DLR) Cologne)

 Nutritional Biochemistry by Scott M. Smith ( NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX ) Sara R. Zwart (NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX) Vickie Kloeris (NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX) Martina Heer (Institute of Aerospace Medicine German Aerospace Center (DLR) Cologne)

Human Adaptation to Spaceflight: The Role of Nutrition

Authors: Scott M. Smith ( NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX ) Sara R. Zwart (NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX) Martina Heer (Institute of Aerospace Medicine German Aerospace Center (DLR) Cologne)

Human Adaptation to Spaceflight: The Role of Nutrition

 

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