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Rat Maintenance in the Research Animal Holding Facility During the Flight of Spacelab 3 (SL3 1.2)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Developmental biology
Environmental monitoring
Life support systems
Metabolism and nutrition
Microbiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Rattus norvegicus Species: Rat Strain: Sprague-Dawley

Description
Objectives:

The understanding of space biology and the biomedical problems of space requires that animals be carried into space and that the crew have access to them. In order to provide valid data on the biological effects of microgravity, it is mandatory that the Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) adequately maintain the animals. This study was to evaluate the husbandry capabilities of the RAHF.


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Publications
Fast TN, et al. Growth Hormone Secretion During Spaceflight and Evaluation of the Physiological Responses of Animals Held in the Research Animal Holding Facility. Final Report (from Spacelab-3), March 1982-July 1986, NASA CR-181344, 1985.

Fast TN, et al. Rat maintenance in the Research Animal Holding Facility during the flight of Spacelab 3. Abstract S-187, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting on the IUPS Commission on Gravitational Physiology; 1985 October 13-18; Niagara Falls (NY): S187-8.

Fast TN, Grindeland RE, Kraft LM, Ruder M, Vasques M, Lundgren P, et al. Rat Maintenance in the Research Animal Holding Facility During the Flight of Spacelab 3. Physiologist 1985; 28(6 Suppl): S187-8.

Fast TN, Grindeland RE, Ruder M, Vasques M, Lundgren P, Scibetta S, et al. Rat maintenance in the Research Animal Holding Facility during the flight of Spacelab 3. Abstract 83.2, 36th Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physiological Society; 1985 Oct 13-18; Buffalo (NY) Physiologist 1985; 28(4): 375.

Keywords
Alanine transaminase
Albumins
Behavior, animal
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
Creatinine
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Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Parameters
Activity, enzymic, Glutamic pyruvic transaminase, blood, rat, Assay
Albumin
Composition, Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), rat, Clinical laboratory
Creatinine
Glucose
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
STS-51B 04/29/1985 05/06/1985 7 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Ames Research Center (ARC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Ames Research Center LSDA Level 3
Project Manager: Martha Del Alto
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Protocol / Approach
Simulated flight control
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