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Crew Health (ASTP011)
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Metabolism and nutrition
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

The objective of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) Crew Health program was to ensure the health and safety of the crewmembers. To achieve this goal, U.S. and USSR medical specialists met on several occasions, from 1972 to 1975, to discuss inflight crew safety, crew transfers, and inflight medical support systems. Representatives from both sides exchanged information about pre-, in- and postflight medical evaluations; a Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program; inflight bioinstrumentation; possible drug kit exchange; drug testing; protocols for inflight crew transfers; and schedules.

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Anderson M, Rummel JA, Deutsch S. BIOSPEX: Biological Space Experiments, A Compendium of Life Science Experiments Carried on U. S. Spacecraft. Houston, TX: NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; 1979:65. Report No.: NASA-TM-58217. [NTRS]

Life Sciences Directorate. Medical Requirements Apollo Soyuz Test Project. Houston, TX: NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; 1974:12-16. JSC-09242.

NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Apollo Soyuz Test Project: ASTP Reference Paper on USA and USSR Medical Requirements. Houston, TX: NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; 1975:24-26.

Nicogossian AE, LaPinta CK, Burchard EC, Hoffler GW, Bartelloni PJ. Crew Health. In: Nicogossian AE, ed. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Medical Report. Washington, DC: NASA Headquarters; 1977:11-24. NASA SP-411. [NTRS]

Diagnostic tests, routine
Hypersensitivity, drug
Monitoring, physiologic

Data Information
Data Availability
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Blood pressure
Body weight
Carbon dioxide, partial pressure
Chest x-ray
Electrocardiogram (ECG)
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
ASTP 07/15/1975 07/24/1975 9 days, 7.5 hours

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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