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Biosatellite Program

The American Biosatellite Program was the first major effort by the United States to study basic biological processes during Earth-orbital missions. The objective of the program was to study the broadest range of space flight effects on biological systems. Because the first mission (Biosatellite I) was unsuccessful, a second three-day mission (Biosatellite II) was flown with replicas of the experiments on board Biosatellite I. The third and final mission in the series, Biosatellite III, was a 30-day primate flight.

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  + Monitoring Cardiovascular Function and Performance in the Primate Under Prolonged Weightlessness (P-1001A)
  + Digital Computer Analysis of Neurophysiological Data from Biosatellite III (P-1001B)
  + Sleep and Wake States in Biosatellite III Monkey: Visual and Computer Analyses of Telemetered Electroencephalographic Data (P-1001C)
  + Sleep/Wake Activity Patterns of a Pig-Tailed Monkey During Nine Days of Weightlessness (P-1001D)
  + Circadian Rhythms of the Pig-Tailed Monkey in Biosatellite III (P-1001E)
  + The Liminal Angle of Plagiogeotropic Organ Under Weightlessness (P-1017)
  + Effects of Weightlessness on the Root and Shoot of Wheat Seedlings (P-1020)
  + Effects of Weightlessness on the Nutrition and Growth of Pelomyxa carolinensis (P-1035A)
  + Effects of Weightlessness on the Nuclear and Cellular Division of Pelomyxa carolinensis (P-1035B)
  + Mutagenic Effectiveness of Known Doses of Gamma Irradiation (P-1037)
  + Effects of Sub-Gravity on Cellular Phenomena of Developing Frog Eggs (P-1047)
  + Investigation of Bone Density Changes in Various Sites of the Skeletal Anatomy of a Primate (P-1062)
  + Mutagenic Effectiveness of Known Doses of Gamma Radiation in Combination with Weightlessness on Wasps (P-1079)
  + Determination of Influence of Zero Gravity on Mutation Process Using Controlled Gamma Ray Exposure (P-1123)
  + Induction of Lysogenic Bacteria in the Space Environment (P-1135)
  + Biochemical Changes in the Developing Wheat Seedling (P-1138)
  + Genetic Effects of the Space Environment on the Reproductive Cells of Drosophila Adults and Pupae (P-1159)
  + Possible Effects of Zero Gravity on Radiation-Induced Somatic Damage (P-1160)
  + Urine Excretion Rates of Calcium, Creatine and Creatinine in the Test Monkeys and Flight Monkey (P-EPL)
  + Synergistic Factors Influencing Embryonic Differentiation and Development of the Flour Beetle (P-1039)
  + Emergence of Wheat Seedlings in Zero Gravity (P-1096)