Accession Number : AD0292713


Title :   BIOLOGISTICS FOR SPACE SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO


Report Date : MAY 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : This report is a compila ion of paper present d at the symposium-workshop on Biologi tics for Space Systems sponsored by the 6570th Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories in May 1962. The foundations concerning biologistics for longterm manned space missions are established and basic and applied research phases in developing a complete biorege rating system are discussed. The state of the art of algal gas exchange systems was fully covered, followed by the most recent concepts on photosynthetic mechanisms that may be applied to closed ecological systems. The potential use of higher plants in bioregenerating systems, especially as gas exchange mechanisms, their broader use as food supplement , and other possible uses were presented. The regeneration, by aerobic and anaerobic means, of solid and liquid wastes with many potential approaches, such as incin ration or storage as applied specifically to closed bioregenerating systems, was presen ed T HE FINAL EC ICAL SE SION INCLUDED SIX PAPERS ON NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT FROM BIOREGENERATI G Y TEM T POTENTIAL USE OF SELECTED ALGAE AND FUNGI AS NUTRIENT SOURCES WAS CONSIDERED, THE BIOECOLOGY OF THE IGES IVE PROCESS WAS PRESENTED, AND THE SPECIFIC NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF ALGAE AND SELECTED FUNGI WAS GIVEN. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SPACE FLIGHT, *SYMPOSIA, ALGAE, FUNGI, METABOLISM, NUTRITION, PHOTOSYNTHESIS, PLANTS(BOTANY), WASTE GASES.


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