Life Sciences Experiments for a Space Platform/Station 820834
In the future, there will be a continued presence of man in space. This may become realized with a simple platform, or possibly with a fully developed space station. In any case, the Life Sciences Division of NASA sees an opportunity for future studies involving long duration 0 gravity exposure. Because of the automation required for an unmanned, man-visited platform, it appears to be the greatest challenge. Thus, this paper will discuss the type of space platform/station presently being considered, the kind of life sciences facility(or laboratory) which would be required, and the scientific questions and experiments which might be carried out on a space platform/station. The need for a space platform/station for Life Sciences is also addressed as well as specific animal requirements.