Chapter 10. Space Radiation Biology

  1. Dr.rer.nat. Enno Brinckmann Senior Biologist2,3
  1. Gerda Horneck

Published Online: 18 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617005.ch10

Biology in Space and Life on Earth: Effects of Spaceflight on Biological Systems

Biology in Space and Life on Earth: Effects of Spaceflight on Biological Systems

How to Cite

Horneck, G. (2007) Space Radiation Biology, in Biology in Space and Life on Earth: Effects of Spaceflight on Biological Systems (ed E. Brinckmann), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617005.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    ESA/HME-GPL, ESTEC, Postbus 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    ESA (retired), Eschenweg 16, 26789 Leer, Germany

Author Information

  1. DLR, Aerospace Medicine, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406685

Online ISBN: 9783527617005

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Keywords:

  • biology;
  • space;
  • life on earth;
  • space radiation biology;
  • radiation scenario in space;
  • results of radiobiological experiments in space;
  • life;
  • cosmic radiation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Radiation Scenario in Space

    • Cosmic Ionizing Radiation

    • Solar Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Questions Tackled in Space Radiation Biology

  • Results of Radiobiological Experiments in Space

    • Life and Cosmic Radiation

      • Radiation Dosimetry

      • Biological Effects of Cosmic Radiation

      • Interaction of Radiation with other Space Flight Factors

      • Radiation Protection Guidelines for Astronauts in LEO

    • Life and Solar Electromagnetic Radiation

      • Biological effects of Extraterrestrial Solar UV Radiation

      • Role of Solar UV Radiation in Evolutionary Processes Related to Life

  • Outlook: Radiation Biology and Future Exploratory Missions in the Solar System

    • Habitability of Mars

    • Radiation Protection Guidelines for Astronauts during Exploratory Missions