Human Responses to High and Low Gravity
Formula 1 racing drivers, fighter pilots, astronauts - G forces are an integral part of their lives.
- How do racing drivers sustain high G loads and not pass out?
- What accelerative forces are unleashed when a fighter pilot ejects from a high-performance jet?
- What is it like being launched into space and what are the effects on astronauts living in zero G on board the International Space Station?
- How do aircraft simulate zero G?
gives a unique insight into how G forces affect people working in the high and low G environments. It examines the risks of high and low acceleration and explains the physiology of surviving in these environments. The history of G-related research is described, together with present-day and future development of methods to cope with the effects of increased and reduced G.
Table of Contents
About the author
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations and acronyms
1. Project MX981
2. To black out or not to black out
3. The wobblies
4. The G machine
5. Formula One
6. Punching out
7. Launch and re-entry
9. Artificial gravity
226 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
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